National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Areas of Global Change Research. NASA research efforts in global change involve space-based studies of the Earth as an integrated system, including research and satellite programs studying atmospheric ozone, ocean surface winds, tropical precipitation, and the EarthÕs upper atmosphere. The space-based activity complements ongoing ground-based research programs in the observation, understanding and modeling of radiation, climate dynamics and hydrology; ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycles; atmospheric chemistry; solid Earth science, and the processing, archiving, retrieval, dissemination and use of global change data. The focus is Earth system science involving focused and interdisciplinary research and coupled modeling. Development of algorithms for retrieval of the information content of space-based, remotely sensed observations is carried on as part of the flight mission.

NASAProgram TitleFY95FY96
MTPEAirborne Science Program26.024.0
MTPEAtmospheric Chemical Modeling7.55.7
MTPEAtmospheric Dynamics & Remote Sensing10.88.4
MTPEAtmospheric Hydrology5.14.0
MTPEBiological Oceanography7.25.6
MTPEConsortium for International Earth Science Information Network6.06.0
MTPEEcological Processes23.117.9
MTPEEOS Data and Information Systems (EOSDIS)230.6289.6
MTPEEOS Flight Development418.2442.6
MTPEEOS Science37.358.4
MTPEEOS Special Spacecraft85.569.7
MTPEGeneral Circulation Models6.24.8
MTPEGeophysics and Geopotential Fields2.01.6
MTPEIce Sheet and Sea Level Rise3.93.0
MTPEInformation Systems12.79.8
MTPEInterdisciplinary Research and Analysis4.73.6
MTPELand Surface Hydrology2.51.9
MTPEMission Operations & Data Analysis26.026.6
MTPENASA Scatterometer (NSCAT)15.710.3
MTPEOcean Color Data Purchase/Sea WIFS6.76.4
MTPEOceans and Ice Modeling and Analysis3.62.8
MTPEPayloads and Instrument Development19.54.9
MTPEPhysical Oceanography2.82.2
MTPERadiation Data & Modeling8.66.7
MTPESea Ice in a Global Climate3.52.7
MTPEStratospheric Chemistry22.117.1
MTPETotal Ozone Mapping (TOMS)18.611.8
MTPETropical Rainfall Measurement (TRMM)58.329.9
MTPETropospheric Chemistry7.55.8
MTPEUpper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS)30.018.8
NASA Total1249.21217.1

Related Research. NASA includes all research in support of global change within the focused research program.

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Last updated 04/10/96