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Review of NASA's Solid-Earth Science Strategy

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The report reviews NASA's solid-earth science strategy, placing particular emphasis on observational strategies for measuring surface deformation, high-resolution topography, surface properties, and the variability of the earth’s magnetic and gravity fields. The report found that NASA is uniquely positioned to implement these observational strategies and that a number of agency programs would benefit from the resulting data. In particular, the report strongly endorses the near-term launch of a satellite dedicated to L-band InSAR measurements of the land surface, which is a key component of the U.S. Geological Survey’s hazards mitigation program and the multi-agency EarthScope program.


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National Research Council. 2004. Review of NASA's Solid-Earth Science Strategy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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56 pages | 8.5 x 11
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-09252-4
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-16571-6

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