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

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Doc #: 38 Title: Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond | Document Link
Organization/Author: Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Community Assessment and Strategy for the Future NRC
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Year: 2007
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Document Status: Unsubmitted, 2009/09/30
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Description of Document: Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Community Assessment and Strategy for the Future NRC. Panel on chemical weather - with emphasis on air pollution/health; EOs that can be measured from space.

Earth observations from satellites and in situ collection sites are critical for an ever-increasing number of applications related to the health and well-being of society. The committee found that fundamental improvements are needed in existing observation and information systems because they only loosely connect three key elements: (1) the raw observations that produce information; (2) the analyses, forecasts, and models that provide timely and coherent syntheses of otherwise disparate information; and (3) the decision processes that use those analyses and forecasts to produce actions with direct societal benefits.