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US Likely to cut Earth Observation

Science is reporting that the U.S. are seriously considering cutting back on their global observation programme. It would appear that NASA and NOAA are in what I would call and inverse turf war: neither wants to take responsibility for "non-operational" earth observation missions.

Missions at risk include ones covering:

  • global precipitation

  • ocean vector winds

  • land cover

  • optical properties of aerosols

  • seal level altimetry.

Categories: environment

This page last modified Friday 29 April, 2005
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