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Global change in the geosphere-biosphere: Initial priorities for an IGBPSome of the factors are outlined that leads one to endorse the concept of focused, international geosphere-biosphere program, whose goal is to understand the interactive physical, chemical, and biological processes that regulate the Earth's unique environment for life, the changes that are occurring in this system, and the manner in which they are influenced by human actions. There is a pressing need to assess the consequence of human activities in the context of natural global change and to provide the body of knowledge necessary to chart a wise course to the future. A number of specific objectives were developed which leads to the conclusion that the need for new programs of observation of the Earth as a planet, a better understanding of the interactive processes that governs its changes, the development of a new generation of coupled modes, and the design of suitable tests to guide the development of these models and the understanding of the processes involved. Some general recommendations are summarized.
Document ID
19860011521
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:176519
NASA-CR-176519
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS2-3985
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-84-G-0196
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-FG05-84ER-602777
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-4056
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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