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data handling and visualization for nasa's science programsAdvanced information systems capabilities are essential to conducting NASA's scientific research mission. Access to these capabilities is no longer a luxury for a select few within the science community, but rather an absolute necessity for carrying out scientific investigations. The dependence on high performance computing and networking, as well as ready and expedient access to science data, metadata, and analysis tools is the fundamental underpinning for the entire research endeavor. At the same time, advances in the whole range of information technologies continues on an almost explosive growth path, reaching beyond the research community to affect the population as a whole. Capitalizing on and exploiting these advances are critical to the continued success of space science investigations. NASA must remain abreast of developments in the field and strike an appropriate balance between being a smart buyer and a direct investor in the technology which serves its unique requirements. Another key theme deals with the need for the space and computer science communities to collaborate as partners to more fully realize the potential of information technology in the space science research environment.
Document ID
19960022570
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bredekamp, Joseph H.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Visualization techniques in space and atmospheric sciences
Subject Category
Documentation and Information Science
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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