Resolution No.13 (1975): Middle Atmospheric Program (MAP)

IAGA, noting the recent concern for the formulation of a comprehensive program of study of the middle atmosphere, essentially the stratosphere and mesosphere in relation with the lower ionosphere, and recognising that the present programs of GARP and IMS are not intended to provide such a study, endorses the concept of the Middle Atmosphere Program (MAP), formerly SESAME (Structure and Energetics of the Stratosphere and Mesosphere), as an interdisciplinary program at present under SCOSTEP, with global scope and the requirements of international cooperation, to which IAGA expects to make substantial scientific contributions.