Whitepaper #157 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: space weather research/operations/research loop; other programmatic; space […]
Application Usability Levels (AULs) provide a means of tracking the stages of research development. We suggest that funding bodies use the AULs to help track progress of the heliophysics field. The AULs should be used to help inform where new datasets & thus new missions are needed, determine where new funding lines to develop new models, and determine common roadblocks across the community exist.