Table of Contents
|Research for Our Global Future||10-21|
|Earth System Science: A New Approach to Global Change||22-33|
|Global Change, Thousands to Millions of Years||34-55|
|Global Change, Decades to Centuries||56-85|
|Paleoclimate: The Link between Long and Short Timescales||86-93|
|Trends in Instrumentation and Technology||102-117|
|Observing and Information Systems for Earth System Science: Characteristics and Evolution||118-133|
|The Recommended Program||134-188|
|Appendix A: Observational Program for Global Data Acquisition||189-191|
|Appendix B: Earth Observing System (Eos): Tentative Program Planning||192-194|
|Appendix C: A Selection of Recent Reports Relevant to Earth System Science||195-195|
|Appendix D: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Nomenclature||196-199|
|Appendix E: Important Concepts and Terms||200-201|
|Appendix F: Study Participants||202-203|
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