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Title: IGPPS Space Focus Area

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1136942
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-14-25306
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Geosciences(58); Heliospheric and Magnetospheric Physics

Citation Formats

Reeves, Geoffrey D. IGPPS Space Focus Area. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1136942.
Reeves, Geoffrey D. IGPPS Space Focus Area. United States. doi:10.2172/1136942.
Reeves, Geoffrey D. Tue . "IGPPS Space Focus Area". United States. doi:10.2172/1136942. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1136942.
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