NASA'S MISSION TO PLANET EARTH: WILL CIVIL ENGINEERING REAP BENEFITS?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will spend approximately $10 billion over the next two decades on what is being dubbed the Mission to Planet Earth. This article describes the Mission to Planet Earth endeavor, which will produce enormous data sets of physical and biological parameters of the Earth. Data sets are being collected for scientific research; however, the utility of these data to civil engineering applications are vast. The author urges involvement of civil engineering professionals to guarantee that data will be collected and formatted in a manner that will benefit civil engineers in their future work.

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  • Accession Number: 00667522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1994 12:00AM