Polar, Wind, Geotail Project, Geospace Physics Lab, Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics, Heliophysics Science Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Data Center Description
Polar, Wind, and Geotail are fundamental elements in NASA's global approach to understanding the Sun-Earth Connections system.
Operating as a distributed laboratory in space, events are routinely followed from their birth on the Sun, traced through the interplanetary medium, and then studied in terms of their effectiveness in creating geomagnetic storms and substorms in our near Earth environment.
The focus is on understanding the dynamics -- short- and long-term, large and small, through active and quiet solar periods.