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Program Earth by Jennifer Gabrys

Title Program Earth
Author Jennifer Gabrys
Publisher
Release 2016-03-15
Category
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780816693146
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sensors are everywhere. Small, flexible, economical, and computationally powerful, they operate ubiquitously in environments. They compile massive amounts of data, including information about air, water, and climate. Never before has such a volume of environmental data been so broadly collected or so widely available. Grappling with the consequences of wiring our world, Program Earth examines how sensor technologies are programming our environments. As Jennifer Gabrys points out, sensors do not merely record information about an environment. Rather, they generate new environments and environmental relations. At the same time, they give a voice to the entities they monitor: to animals, plants, people, and inanimate objects. This book looks at the ways in which sensors converge with environments to map ecological processes, to track the migration of animals, to check pollutants, to facilitate citizen participation, and to program infrastructure. Through discussing particular instances where sensors are deployed for environmental study and citizen engagement across three areas of environmental sensing, from wild sensing to pollution sensing and urban sensing, Program Earth asks how sensor technologies specifically contribute to new environmental conditions. What are the implications for wiring up environments? How do sensor applications not only program environments, but also program the sorts of citizens and collectives we might become? Program Earth suggests that the sensor-based monitoring of Earth offers the prospect of making new environments not simply as an extension of the human but rather as new "technogeographies" that connect technology, nature, and people.

Title Steps to Facilitate Principal Investigator Led Earth Science Missions
Author National Research Council
Publisher National Academies Press
Release 2004-05-21
Category Science
Total Pages 94
ISBN 0309091853
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Principal-investigator (PI) Earth science missions are small, focused science projects involving relatively small spacecraft. The selected PI is responsible for the scientific and programmatic success of the entire project. A particular objective of PI-led missions has been to help develop university-based research capacity. Such missions, however, pose significant challenges that are beyond the capabilities of most universities to manage. To help NASA’s Office of Earth Science determine how best to address these, the NRC carried out an assessment of key issues relevant to the success of university-based PI-led Earth observation missions. This report presents the result of that study. In particular, the report provides an analysis of opportunities to enhance such missions and recommendations about whether and, if so, how they should be used to build university-based research capabilities.

Mission to Planet Earth by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Title Mission to Planet Earth
Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Publisher
Release 1989
Category Earth sciences
Total Pages 55
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The State of Earth Science from Space
Author G. Asrar
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 1995-09-07
Category Science
Total Pages 159
ISBN 9781563964923
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Market: Researchers in solid earth geophysics and planetary geophysics. This book is a record of the one-day symposium organized by the Space Policy Institute of the George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs, in cooperation with NASA's Office of Mission to Planet Earth. The meeting provided an authoritative overview of the progress that had been made to date in the study of Earth from space and identified the steps being taken to ensure that future space-based Earth observation missions make as great a scientific contribution as possible in support of the Earth system science concept.

Earth Science and Applications from Space by National Research Council

Title Earth Science and Applications from Space
Author National Research Council
Publisher National Academies Press
Release 2007-10-01
Category Science
Total Pages 454
ISBN 9780309103879
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Natural and human-induced changes in Earth's interior, land surface, biosphere, atmosphere, and oceans affect all aspects of life. Understanding these changes requires a range of observations acquired from land-, sea-, air-, and space-based platforms. To assist NASA, NOAA, and USGS in developing these tools, the NRC was asked to carry out a "decadal strategy" survey of Earth science and applications from space that would develop the key scientific questions on which to focus Earth and environmental observations in the period 2005-2015 and beyond, and present a prioritized list of space programs, missions, and supporting activities to address these questions. This report presents a vision for the Earth science program; an analysis of the existing Earth Observing System and recommendations to help restore its capabilities; an assessment of and recommendations for new observations and missions for the next decade; an examination of and recommendations for effective application of those observations; and an analysis of how best to sustain that observation and applications system.

Planetary Science and the Earth s Upper Atmosphere by United States. Congress. Senate. Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee

Title Planetary Science and the Earth s Upper Atmosphere
Author United States. Congress. Senate. Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee
Publisher
Release 1975
Category
Total Pages 212
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Energy Resources for Human Settlement in the Solar System and Earth s Future in Space
Author William A. Ambrose
Publisher AAPG
Release 2013-03-14
Category Science
Total Pages 213
ISBN 0891813829
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book's purpose is to provide the quantitative foundation for beginning to think about developing energy and minerals outside of Earth's atmosphere that are necessary to support scientific missions, space and extra-terrestrial scientific stations and permanent colonies, and ultimately expand Earth's economy beyond the near-earth environment to include space resources. We cannot envision a situation where all resources required for future space activities are exported from Earth, therefore, this book clearly illustrates that an effective economy is possible beyond Earth's surface when we consider the resources available in near-Earth space. Our first audience is members of AAPG, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and other professionals engaged in energy and resource development.As energy professionals, we are concerned on a daily basis with providing the necessary energy and minerals required for our growing world population and the increasing standard of living that comes with ample energy availability. And more than anything else, AAPG members are explorers. We are the professionals who have pushed back the boundaries of our resource base, from capturing petroleum resources from surface seeps, to drilling onshore wells to extract oil and gas, and to venturing offshore into increasingly difficult and hostile environments to supply the cheap and abundant energy made available by our advances in technology. There are more similarities than differences between deepwater exploration and development, and space exploration. Beyond our own members, however, our audience is every rational human being who understands human health and well-being, quality of life, education and freedom are dependent on the energy and minerals that support our advanced civilization.Space is the next frontier, and as the world civilization expands beyond Earth's surface we hope this publication serves to illustrate there are abundant opportunities to support and maintain - and in fact, allow to prosper - civilization's expansion into space -- Publisher's website.

Beyond Earth s Boundaries by United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Office of Exploration

Title Beyond Earth s Boundaries
Author United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Office of Exploration
Publisher
Release 1988
Category Astronautics and state
Total Pages 51
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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