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. "Front Matter." Earth Science and Applications from Space: Urgent Needs and Opportunities to Serve the Nation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.
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SCIENCE FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIETY
EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVES
CRITICAL NEEDS FOR TODAY
Proceed with GPM and GIFTS,
Evaluate Plans for Transferring Needed Capabilities to NPOESS,
Develop a Technology Base for Future Earth Observation,
Reinvigorate the NASA Earth Explorer Missions Program,
Strengthen Baseline Climate Observations and Climate Data Records,
SUMMARY AND NEXT STEPS
A Statement of Task
B Acronyms and Abbreviations
C Biographies of Committee Members and Staff