NASA Earth Science Decadal Survey Studies

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Originator: NASA Science Mission Directorate, Earth Sciences
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Title: NASA Earth Science Decadal Survey Studies
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Online_Linkage: http://decadal.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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[These missions are in the planning stage. Please monitor the project web sites for mission updates] [Source: NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Earth Sciences, http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/decadal-surveys/ ] NASA relies on the science community to identify and prioritize leading-edge scientific questions and the observations required to answer them. One principal means by which NASA’s Science Mission Directorate engages the science community in this task is through the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC conducts studies that provide a science community consensus on key questions posed by NASA and other U.S. Government agencies. The broadest of these studies in NASA’s areas of research are decadal surveys. As the name implies, NASA and its partners ask the NRC once each decade to look out ten or more years into the future and prioritize research areas, observations, and notional missions to make those observations. The NRC completed its first decadal survey for Earth science, Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond (NRC, 2007) in January 2007 at the request of NASA, NOAA, and USGS. [At this URL, click on “Sign In” to download a free pdf of the report.] At the highest level, the report recommends that: “The U.S. government, working in concert with the private sector, academe, the public, and its international partners, should renew its investment in Earth-observing systems and restore its leadership in Earth science and applications.” Detailed recommendations in the decadal survey are provided in three categories: * Setting the Foundation: Observations in the Current Decade * New Observations for the Next Decade * Turning Satellite Observations into Knowledge and Information For the next decade, the decadal survey identified 15 new space missions for NASA (including 1 joint mission with NOAA) and 3 missions for NOAA (including the 1 joint mission). The 15 missions for NASA are presented in three time-phased blocks. Importantly, the 17 missions are presented as the result of a “prioritization methodology designed to achieve a robust, integrated program”(pg. 7) and the “missions listed…form a minimal, yet robust, observational component of an Earth information system that is capable of addressing a broad range of societal needs.” Information regarding all missions is available at the following home page: http://decadal.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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Progress: Planned
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROPPING SYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > CARBONACEOUS AEROSOLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > DUST/ASH/SMOKE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > NITRATE PARTICLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > ORGANIC PARTICLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > PARTICULATE MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > SULFATE PARTICLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > SMOG
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FREEZE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > FREEZE/THAW
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > DEFORESTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > WILDFIRES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > FLOODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE EXTENT
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > LANDSLIDES
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA LEVEL RISE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > TIDAL HEIGHT
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
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Theme_Keyword: ASCENDS > ACTIVE SENSING OF CO2 EMISSIONS OVER NIGHTS, DAYS, AND SEASONS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
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Contact_Organization: NASA/SMD/EARTH/DECADAL SURVEY > Earth Sciences Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Contact_Person: NASA SCIENCE MISSION DIRECTORATE DECADAL SURVEY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Resource_Description: NASA_Decadal_Survey_Place_Holder
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http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/decadal-surv...
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http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/decadal-surv...
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NASA Science Mission Directorate Decadal Survey home page
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http://decadal.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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Decadal Survey home page at the Goddard Space Flight Center
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100817
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140217
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
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