The Earth system functions and connects in unexpected ways - from the microscopic interactions of bacteria and rocks to the macro-scale processes that build and erode mountains and regulate Earth's climate. Efforts to study Earth's intertwined processes are made even more pertinent and urgent by the need to understand how the Earth can continue to sustain both civilization and the planet's biodiversity.
A Vision for NSF Earth Sciences 2020-2030: Earth in Time provides recommendations to help the National Science Foundation plan and support the next decade of Earth science research, focusing on research priorities, infrastructure and facilities, and partnerships. This report presents a compelling and vibrant vision of the future of Earth science research.
Table of Contents
|2 Science Priority Questions||17-58|
|3 Infrastructure and Facilities||59-94|
|5 A Decadal Vision for Earth Sciences||107-108|
|Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff||109-116|
|Appendix B: Community Input Questionnaire||117-118|
|Appendix C: Open Session Agendas||119-122|
|Appendix D: Current Research Infrastructure Provided by Multi-User Facilities||123-130|
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