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Briefing Date:11/08/2007
Topic:Earth Observations from Space: The First 50 Years of Scientific Achievements

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Committee on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space

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Congressional Briefing
Thursday, November 8, 2007
2320 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.

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Earth Observations from Space:
The First 50 Years of Scientific Achievements

This new report, from the National Academies, looks at the first 50 years of satellite observations and how they have played a role in monitoring the dynamics of the Earth system. This report is a companion piece to the recently released "Earth Science and Applications From Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond."

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on November 9, 2007 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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