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ACRIM

Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor


ETM+

Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus


Landsat

Land Remote Sensing Satellite


MODIS

Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NRC

National Research Council


QuikSCAT

Quick Scatterometer


SAR

synthetic aperture radar

SeaWiFS

Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor

SORCE

Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment


TIM

Total Irradiance Monitor

TOPEX/Poseidon

Ocean Topography Experiment Poseidon

TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission


UARS

Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite


VIIRS

Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite

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While NASA Earth Science missions are planned on the basis of a specified lifetime, often they are able to function beyond the end of that period. Until recently NASA had no formal mechanism for determining whether those missions should be extended or whether the resources necessary for the extension should be applied to new missions. In August 2004, when NASA merged Earth and space sciences, the agency began using the Science Review process to make those extension determinations. NASA had asked the NRC to assess extension review processes, and after the merger, this study focused on the Science Review process. This report presents an assessment of that process and provides recommendations for adapting it to Earth Science missions.

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