The Resource Earth science and applications from space : a midterm assessment of NASAs implementation of the decadal survey, Committee on the Assessment of NASAs Earth Science Program ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource/)

Earth science and applications from space : a midterm assessment of NASAs implementation of the decadal survey, Committee on the Assessment of NASAs Earth Science Program ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource/)

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Earth science and applications from space : a midterm assessment of NASAs implementation of the decadal survey
Title
Earth science and applications from space
Title remainder
a midterm assessment of NASAs implementation of the decadal survey
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the Assessment of NASAs Earth Science Program ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment and their implications requires a foundation of integrated observations of land, sea, air and space, on which to build credible information products, forecast models, and other tools for making informed decisions. The 2007 National Research Council report on decadal survey called for a renewal of the national commitment to a program of Earth observations in which attention to securing practical benefits for humankind plays an equal role with the quest to acquire new knowledge about the Earth system. NASA responded favorably and aggressively to this survey, embracing its overall recommendations for Earth observations, missions, technology investments, and priorities for the underlying science. As a result, the science and applications communities have made significant progress over the past 5 years. However, the Committee on Assessment of NASAs Earth Science Program found that the survey vision is being realized at a far slower pace than was recommended, principally because the required budget was not achieved. Exacerbating the budget shortfalls, NASA Earth science programs experienced launch failures and delays and the cost of implementing missions increased substantially as a result of changes in mission scope, increases in launch vehicle costs and/or the lack of availability of a medium-class launch vehicle, under-estimation of costs by the decadal survey, and unfunded programmatic changes that were required by Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. In addition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has made significant reductions in scope to its future Earth environmental observing satellites as it contends with budget shortfalls. Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Midterm Assessment of NASAs Implementation of the Decadal Survey recommends a number of steps to better manage existing programs and to implement future programs that will be recommended by the next decadal survey. The report also highlights the urgent need for the Executive Branch to develop and implement an overarching multiagency national strategy for Earth observations from space, a key recommendation of the 2007 decadal survey that remains unfulfilled--Publishers description
Cataloging source
COP
Dewey number
550.72/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE33.2.R4
LC item number
E27 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Earth science and applications from space : a midterm assessment of NASAs implementation of the decadal survey, Committee on the Assessment of NASAs Earth Science Program ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource/)
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http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=991066
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- The decadal survey vision -- Assessing progress toward the decadal vision -- Challenges to implementation of decadal survey priorities -- Opportunities to improve alignment with decadal survey priorities -- Looking ahead: beyond 2020 -- Conclusions -- Appendixes
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ocn809929733
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unknown
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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remote
Label
Earth science and applications from space : a midterm assessment of NASAs implementation of the decadal survey, Committee on the Assessment of NASAs Earth Science Program ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=991066
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- The decadal survey vision -- Assessing progress toward the decadal vision -- Challenges to implementation of decadal survey priorities -- Opportunities to improve alignment with decadal survey priorities -- Looking ahead: beyond 2020 -- Conclusions -- Appendixes
Control code
ocn809929733
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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