EOS [Earth Observing System] Science Plan: The State of Science in the EOS Program
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"The Earth System Sciences Committee commissioned by NASA (ESSC 1988) provided the intellectual framework for an integrated research approach designed to address these critical issues. The report called for sustained long-term measurements of global variables to record the vital signs of the Earth system and the observations required to provide a fundamental description of the Earth and its component parts. The report urged that...these observations must be intimately coupled to...an information system that ensures open access to consistent, long-term observations of the Earth system...."