The report reviews NASA's solid-earth science strategy, placing particular emphasis on observational strategies for measuring surface deformation, high-resolution topography, surface properties, and the variability of the earth’s magnetic and gravity fields. The report found that NASA is uniquely positioned to implement these observational strategies and that a number of agency programs would benefit from the resulting data. In particular, the report strongly endorses the near-term launch of a satellite dedicated to L-band InSAR measurements of the land surface, which is a key component of the U.S. Geological Survey’s hazards mitigation program and the multi-agency EarthScope program.
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|2 Analysis of SESWG Recommendations||9-30|
|Appendix A National Priorities in Solid-Earth Science||33-38|
|Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||39-42|
|Acronyms and Abbreviations||43-44|
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