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Key Earth System Science Water Quality Objectives

Citation:

Schaeffer, B. AND D. Keith. Key Earth System Science Water Quality Objectives. National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2018. https://doi.org/10.17226/24938

Impact/Purpose:

White paper for the 2017-2027 NRC Decadal Survey in Earth Science and Applications from Space. We live on a dynamic Earth shaped by both natural processes and the impacts of humans on their environment. It is in our collective interest to observe and understand our planet, and to predict future behavior to the extent possible, in order to effectively manage resources, successfully respond to threats from natural and human-induced environmental change, and capitalize on the opportunities – social, economic, security, and more – that such knowledge can bring.

Description:

Water quality is essential for the survival of life, population health and well-being. No current or planned earth orbiting mission is optimized for water quality measures of inland waters (lakes and reservoirs) or estuaries. A combined science- and application- driven, long-term plan needs to replace a mission-oriented approach to address this gap.

URLs/Downloads:

https://doi.org/10.17226/24938   Exit

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/esas2017/DEPS_170397   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 01/19/2018
Record Last Revised: 11/23/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 343355

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

NERL-IMMEDIATE OFFICE

RESEARCH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION STAFF