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SBG (Surface Biology and Geology) Designated Observable

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The 2017-2027 National Academies’ Decadal Survey, Thriving on Our Changing Planet, recommended Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) as a “Designated Targeted Observable” (DO). The SBG DO is based on the need to study: (i) terrestrial vegetation physiology, functional traits, and health; (ii) inland and coastal aquatic ecosystems physiology, functional traits, and health; (iii) snow and ice accumulation, melting, and albedo; (iv) active surface composition (eruptions, landslides, evolving landscapes, hazard risks); (v) effects of changing land use on surface energy, water, momentum, and carbon fluxes; and (vi) managing agriculture, natural habitats, water use/quality, and urban development.

https://sbg.jpl.nasa.gov/

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Kerry Cawse-Nicholson
Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems - Scientist
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Dana Chadwick
Water & Ecosystems - Scientist
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Michelle Gierach
Water & Ecosystems - Scientist
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Fabian Schneider
Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems