The Advanced Composition Explorer Mission

  • C. T. Russell
  • R. A. Mewaldt
  • T. T. Von Rosenvinge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. E. C. Stone, A. M. Frandsen, R. A. Mewaldt, E. R. Christian, D. Margolies, J. F. Ormes et al.
    Pages 1-22
  3. L. A. Fisk, N. A. Schwadron, T. H. Zurbuchen
    Pages 51-60
  4. George Gloeckler, Johannes Geiss
    Pages 127-159
  5. Jean-Paul Meyer, Luke O’C. Drury, Donald C. Ellison
    Pages 179-201
  6. Donald C. Ellison, Luke O’C. Drury, Jean-Paul Meyer
    Pages 203-224
  7. Vladimir S. Ptuskin, Aimé Soutoul
    Pages 225-238
  8. M. C. Chiu, U. I. Von-Mehlem, C. E. Willey, T. M. Betenbaugh, J. J. Maynard, J. A. Krein et al.
    Pages 257-284
  9. E. C. Stone, C. M. S. Cohen, W. R. Cook, A. C. Cummings, B. Gauld, B. Kecman et al.
    Pages 285-356
  10. E. C. Stone, C. M. S. Cohen, W. R. Cook, A. C. Cummings, B. Gauld, B. Kecman et al.
    Pages 357-408
  11. G. M. Mason, R. E. Gold, S. M. Krimigis, J. E. Mazur, G. B. Andrews, K. A. Daley et al.
    Pages 409-448
  12. E. Möbius, L. M. Kistler, M. A. Popecki, K. N. Crocker, M. Granoff, S. Turco et al.
    Pages 449-495
  13. R. E. Gold, S. M. Krimigis, S. E. Hawkins III, D. K. Haggerty, D. A. Lohr, E. Fiore et al.
    Pages 541-562
  14. D. J. McComas, S. J. Bame, P. Barker, W. C. Feldman, J. L. Phillips, P. Riley et al.
    Pages 563-612
  15. C. W. Smith, J. L’Heureux, N. F. Ness, M. H. Acuña, L. F. Burlaga, J. Scheifele
    Pages 613-632
  16. R. D. Zwickl, K. A. Doggett, S. Sahm, W. P. Barrett, R. N. Grubb, T. R. Detman et al.
    Pages 633-648
  17. T. L. Garrard, A. J. Davis, J. S. Hammond, S. R. Sears
    Pages 649-663

About this book


NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) was launched on August 25, 1997, carrying six high-resolution spectrometers that measure the abundances of the elements, isotopes, and ionic charge states of energetic nuclei in space. Data from these instruments is being used to measure and compare the composition of the solar corona, the nearby interstellar medium, and cosmic-ray sources in the Galaxy, and to study particle acceleration processes in a variety of environments. ACE also includes three instruments that monitor solar wind and energetic particle activity near the inner Lagrangian point, "1.5 million kilometers sunward of Earth, and provide continuous, real-time data to NOAA for use in forecasting space weather. Eleven of the articles in this volume review scientific progress and outline questions that ACE will address in solar, space-plasma, and cosmic-ray physics. Other articles describe the ACE spacecraft, the real-time solar-wind system, and the instruments used to measure energetic particle composition.


Corona Heliosphere Planet Solar Solar flare Solar wind Sun

Editors and affiliations

  • C. T. Russell
    • 1
  • R. A. Mewaldt
    • 2
  • T. T. Von Rosenvinge
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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