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Earth System Diagram

Like the human body, Earth comprises diverse processes and systems that interact with one another in complex ways. The purpose of NASA’s Earth science program is to advance our scientific understanding of Earth as an integrated system and its response to natural and human-induced changes. NASA works with its domestic and international partners to support a large number of Earth-observing satellite and airborne missions to observe and understand our planet on global and regional scales. These missions are able to collect measurements of surface temperature, winds, water vapor, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, ocean salinity, and other aspects of the environment. While scientists learn a great deal from studying individual phenomena, improved observational capabilities, coupled with process-level and global numerical models increasingly allow them to study component system interactions, leading to unprecedented insight into how Earth functions as one integrated system of systems.

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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Biology
SVS >> Carbon
SVS >> Carbon Cycle
SVS >> Earth
DLESE >> Geology
SVS >> Land Ice
DLESE >> Natural hazards
DLESE >> Physical geography
DLESE >> Structural geology
SVS >> Water Cycle
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface >> Land Use/Land Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Volcanoes
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Integration
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Cycle
NASA Earth Science Focus Areas >> Atmospheric Composition

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