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Review of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Research Strategy for 2000-2010 Contents 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Background, 1 Charge and Approach, 1 The ESE Research Strategy, 2 Relationship of the ESE to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2 II SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 3 III THE PRIMARY SCIENCE ISSUES 4 IV THE DETAILED SCIENCE QUESTIONS 5 Questions Related to Earth System Variability and Trends, 6 Questions Related to Forcing and Response, 8 Questions Related to the Consequences of Global Change, 8 Questions Related to Global Prediction and Assessments, 9 Summary Comments—Detailed Science Questions, 9 V NASA'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANSWERING THE DETAILED SCIENCE QUESTIONS 10 VI SCIENCE PRIORITY CRITERIA 10 VII CREATING A LIVING STRATEGIC PLAN 11 Strategy for Long-Term Observations, 13 Data and Information Systems, 13 Partnerships, 14 Organizational Issues, 15 VIII CONCLUSIONS 16 Appendix A Letter of Request 17 Appendix B NASA Document 18 Appendix C NASA Document 32