Space research during IPY focuses on space itself, particularly solar processes that impact earth's outer atmosphere, on making measurements of distant space from Polar Regions, and on the use of satellite sensors in space to monitor polar conditions and processes. IPY researchers will evaluate Antarctic sites for future astronomical research stations, study potential drift of the magnetic poles, and install satellite sensors that will provide large-scale views of snow and ice properties, ocean color and roughness, land geography and vegetation, and of atmospheric processes and properties.



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