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Title: A prospectus on kinetic heliophysics

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  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
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Physics of Plasmas
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Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 5; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2018-02-14 23:56:06; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
American Institute of Physics
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United States

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Howes, Gregory G. A prospectus on kinetic heliophysics. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4983993.
Howes, Gregory G. A prospectus on kinetic heliophysics. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4983993.
Howes, Gregory G. Mon . "A prospectus on kinetic heliophysics". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4983993.
title = {A prospectus on kinetic heliophysics},
author = {Howes, Gregory G.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1063/1.4983993},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 5,
volume = 24,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

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