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Earth Science and Applications from Space : National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond.

Author: Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Community Assessment and Strategy for the Future, National Research Council.
Publisher: National Academies Press 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Natural and human-induced changes in Earth's interior, land surface, biosphere, atmosphere, and oceans affect all aspects of life. Understanding these changes requires a range of observations acquired from land-, sea-, air-, and space-based platforms. To assist NASA, NOAA, and USGS in developing these tools, the NRC was asked to carry out a "decadal strategy" survey of Earth science and applications from space that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Community Assessment and Strategy for the Future, National Research Council.
ISBN: 1281093505 9781281093509
OCLC Number: 748520735
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Copyright page --
Preface --
Acknowledgment of Reviewers --
Contents --
In Memory of Anthony Hollingsworth --
Executive Summary --
Part I58; An Integrated Strategy for Earth Science and Applications from Space --
1 Earth Science58; Scientific Discovery and Societal Applications --
2 The Next Decade of Earth Observations from Space --
3 From Satellite Observations to Earth Information --
Part II58; Mission Summaries --
4 Summaries of Recommended Missions --
Part III58; Reports from the Decadal Survey Panels --
5 Earth Science Applications and Societal Benefits --
6 Human Health and Security --
7 Land45;Use Change44; Ecosystem Dynamics44; and Biodiversity --
8 Solid45;Earth Hazards44; Natural Resources44; and Dynamics --
9 Climate Variability and Change --
10 Weather Science and Applications --
11 Water Resources and the Global Hydrologic Cycle --
Appendixes --
A Statement of Task --
B Biographical Information for Committee Members and Staff --
C Blending Earth Observations and Models8212;The Successful Paradigm of Weather Forecasting --
D Request for Information from Community --
E List of Responses to Request for Information --
F Acronyms and Abbreviations --
Last Page.

Abstract:

Natural and human-induced changes in Earth's interior, land surface, biosphere, atmosphere, and oceans affect all aspects of life. Understanding these changes requires a range of observations acquired from land-, sea-, air-, and space-based platforms. To assist NASA, NOAA, and USGS in developing these tools, the NRC was asked to carry out a "decadal strategy" survey of Earth science and applications from space that would develop the key scientific questions on which to focus Earth and environmental observations in the period 2005-2015 and beyond, and present a prioritized list of space programs, missions, and supporting activities to address these questions. This report presents a vision for the Earth science program; an analysis of the existing Earth Observing System and recommendations to help restore its capabilities; an assessment of and recommendations for new observations and missions for the next decade; an examination of and recommendations for effective application of those observations; and an analysis of how best to sustain that observation and applications system.

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