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Chapter 5: Earth Observation Targets

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This page contains definitions for child categories of the category referenced by the Chapter title.  The parent category for this page is the Chapter title, and is referenced as being "Up One Level."  The definitions for its children follow below the horizontal line.  The navigation options are listed below. 

     

Up One Level: Scientific Standards

Right Sibling: Earth Observation Techniques

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Left Sibling: Earth Observation Fields


  

Category: Agriculture

Definition:

Standards specific to the processes and activities related to the planting, growth, harvesting, and observation of food crops for human or animal consumption.

  

Category: Biodiversity

Definition:

Standards specific to the observation, analysis, and conservation of the variety and variability among living organisms within, and between, species and ecosystems.

Category: Climate

Definition:

Standards specific to the measurement and analysis of the climate in all regions of the Earth, and its impact on Earth.

  

Category: Ecosystems

Definition:

Standards specific to the observation, analysis, and management of ecosystems.

  

Category: Energy

Definition:

Standards specific to the exploration and discovery, transformation and generation, efficiency and consumption, and conservation of energy in all its forms.

  

Category: Hazards and Disasters

Definition:

Standards specific to the detection, monitoring, analysis, and management of potentially harmful situations, and their evolution into incidents, both man-made and natural.

  

Category: Health

Definition:

Standards specific to the detection, analysis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases, infections, and genetic conditions.

  

Category: Population

Definition:

Standards specific to the measurement and analysis of the dynamics and demographics of people from a local, regional, and global perspective.

  

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