The role of U.S. Government in supporting Earth and space science research


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Throughout its history, the United States has called upon Earth and space scientists to address challenges facing society The nation has come to expect geophysical data and analyses to help improve national security and protect lives and property—whether the goal is mitigation of risk from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and floods; defense against attack through the air, by land, or by water; development of resources; or better understanding of environmental issues and climate. Earth and space science research have been crucial to both public and private enterprises.