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Earth Science Decadal Survey Missions

This animated graphic outlines the 15 NASA Earth science missions recommended by the National Research Council in its decadal survey report, published in 2007. These future missions will form the basis of a systematic space-based study of the Earth. For more information about the survey and the missions, see this NASA Science article, this decadal survey Web site, and the NRC's report.

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Ernie Wright (UMBC): Lead Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
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Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat)

Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere also referred to as: GEOS-5 Cubed-Sphere
Model - NASA GMAO - 2 - 22 Feb 2010
The model is the GEOS-5 atmospheric model on the cubed-sphere, run at 14-km global resolution for 30-days. GEOS-5 is described here and the cubed-sphere work is described here
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Carbon Cycle
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Land use
SVS >> Path
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
SVS >> Spacecraft
GCMD >> Earth Science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Geodetics/Gravity >> Gravity
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version