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Global changes: Impacts on habitability. A scientific basis for assessmentThe feasibility of a major NASA research initiative to document, to understand, and if possible, to predict long-term (5 to 50 years) global changes that can affect the habitability of the Earth is addressed. The major factor contributing to change is human activity. The program discussed involves studies of the atmosphere, oceans, land, the cryosphere, and the biosphere. On decadal time scales, these regimes and the cycles of physical and chemical entities through them are coupled into a single interlocking system. Some part of this system can be studied in a straightforward manner (the atmosphere) and some with great difficulty (the biosphere).
Document ID
19820025024
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Goody, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
July 7, 1982
Subject Category
ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-169174
JPL-D-95
NAS 1.26:169174
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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