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January 2007

Tony Janetos Helps National Research Council Outline Future of Space-Based Earth Observations

As a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space, Dr. Anthony Janetos and his colleagues examined the government's long-term planning for space-based observations of Earth over the next 10 years. Their findings were released during the 2007 American Meteorological Society meeting. Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond recommended a number of fundamental improvements to existing observation and information systems to provide the United States with crucial scientific information for predicting severe storms and climate change effects. The study was commissioned by groups within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Dr. Janetos served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Panel on Earth Science Applications and Societal Needs. He is the director of the Joint Global Climate Change Research Institute, a collaborative partnership between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland.

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