geospace

noun
geo·​space | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈspās How to pronounce geospace (audio) \

Definition of geospace

: the combined area of the earth's upper atmosphere and nearby outer space The term geospace was coined recently to describe the ensemble of separate regions close to the Earth and traditionally called the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, … and solar wind.— M. J. Rycroft et al. The geospace environment is controlled largely by events on the Sun, such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections, which generate significant geomagnetic and upper atmospheric disturbances.— N. A. Gross et al.

First Known Use of geospace

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geospace

geo- + space entry 1

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“Geospace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geospace. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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