This solicitation is for new and successor interdisciplinary research investigations within NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) program. Proposed research investigations will meet the following criteria: a) offer a fundamental advance to our understanding of the Earth system; b) be based on remote sensing data, especially satellite observations, but including suborbital sensors as appropriate; c) go beyond correlation of data sets and seek to understand the underlying causality of change through determination of the specific physical, chemical, and/or biological processes involved; d) be truly interdisciplinary in scope by involving traditionally disparate disciplines of the Earth sciences; and e) address at least one of the five specific themes listed in this solicitation:
- Understanding Earth System Vulnerabilities to Climate Extremes
- Impacts of Changing Polar Ice Cover
- Water and Energy Cycle Impacts of Biomass Burning
- Impacts of Population growth on watersheds and coastal ecology
- Role of Permafrost in a Changing Climate
Notices of Intent are requested by March 1, 2013, and proposals are due by April 1, 2013.
Questions concerning this program may be addressed to Thomas Wagner, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001.
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