The State of Earth Science from Space: Past Progress, Future Prospects / Edition 1

The State of Earth Science from Space: Past Progress, Future Prospects / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
1563964929
ISBN-13:
9781563964923
Pub. Date:
10/12/2007
Publisher:
American Inst. of Physics

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The State of Earth Science from Space: Past Progress, Future Prospects / Edition 1

Market: Researchers in solid earth geophysics and planetary geophysics. This book is a record of the one-day symposium organized by the Space Policy Institute of the George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs, in cooperation with NASA's Office of Mission to Planet Earth. The meeting provided an authoritative overview of the progress that had been made to date in the study of Earth from space and identified the steps being taken to ensure that future space-based Earth observation missions make as great a scientific contribution as possible in support of the Earth system science concept.

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ISBN-13: 9781563964923
Publisher: American Inst. of Physics
Publication date: 10/12/2007
Edition description: 1995
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: 1. What Have We Learned about the Earth from Space. The Contributions of Spaceborne Observing Systems to the Understanding of the Solid Earth and Land Surface Processes. Making Earth System Science Policy Relevant. 2. Earth Science from Space as an International Effort. Global Land Data Sets for IGBP Research--A Product of Tilford's Foresight. Integrating Space Programs into the World Climate Program. GEWEX: The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment. 3. Today and Tomorrow's Earth Science from Space-Matching Programs to Scientific Requirements. Global Change, the Earth Observing System, and Change. Scientific Priorities in Global Change Research. Space Observations and Climate Change. 4. Creating an Effective Policy Framework for Earth Science from Space. Space Science and Technology, Global Change, and the Human Prospect. Earth Science and Data Policy Issues. Earth Science from Space and International Policy Issues.

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