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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2001. Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9981.
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Acronyms


AMS

accelerator mass spectrometry

AT

Active Tectonics (NSF)

ATM

Atmospheric Sciences Division (NSF)


BTU

British thermal unit


CAREER

Faculty Early Career Development (NSF)

CD

Continental Dynamics (NSF)

CMB

core-mantle boundary

CMS

Civil and Mechanical Systems Division (NSF)

CSEDI

Cooperative Studies of the Earth’s Deep Interior (NSF)

CTBT

comprehensive test ban treaty


DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy


EAR

Earth Science Division (NSF)

EGB

Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry (NSF)

EHR

Education and Human Resources (NSF)

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ESH

Earth System History (NSF)

ESNL

Earth Science Natural Laboratory


FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency


GCM

global circulation model

GEWEX

Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

G&P

Geology and Paleontology (NSF)

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSN

Global Seismic Network


ICPMS

inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

I&F

Instrumentation and Facilities (NSF)

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2001. Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9981.
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IGERT

Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training (NSF)

IMS

International Monitoring System

InSAR

interferometric synthetic aperture radar

IRIS

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

IT2

Information Technology for the Twenty-First Century (NSF)


KDI

Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence (NSF)


LExEn

Life in Extreme Environments (NSF)

LTER

Long Term Ecological Research (NSF)


MARGINS

Continental Margins Research (NSF)

MG&G

Marine Geology and Geophysics (NSF)

MGS

Mars Global Surveyor

MRE

Major Research Equipment (NSF)


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NEHRP

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation


OCE

Ocean Sciences Division (NSF)


PBO

Plate Boundary Observatory

PI

principal investigator


R&D

research and development

REU

Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF)

RUI

Research in Undergraduate Institutions (NSF)


SAFOD

San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth


UNAVCO

University NAVSTAR Consortium

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey


WWSSN

World Wide Standardized Seismographic Network

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2001. Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9981.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2001. Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9981.
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Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science identifies areas of high-priority research within the purview of the Earth Science Division of the National Science Foundation, assesses cross-disciplinary connections, and discusses the linkages between basic research and societal needs. Opportunities in Earth science have been opened up by major improvements in techniques for reading the geological record of terrestrial change, capabilities for observing active processes in the present-day Earth, and computational technologies for realistic simulations of dynamic geosystems. This book examines six specific areas in which the opportunities for basic research are especially compelling, including integrative studies of the near-surface environment (the “Critical Zone”); geobiology; Earth and planetary materials; investigations of the continents; studies of Earth’s deep interior; and planetary science. It concludes with a discussion of mechanisms for exploiting these research opportunities, including EarthScope, natural laboratories, and partnerships.

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