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Sheryl A. McCoy

Using an Earth System Approach - 0 views

    "Since about 1980, an important paradigm has emerged in the geosciences, analogous to the plate tectonics revolution of the 1950s and 1960s. This paradigm, called "Earth System Science" or simply "Earth System," acknowledges that changes in the solid earth (land - lithosphere or geosphere) result from interactions among the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water, including oceans, rivers, ice), biosphere (life) and the lithosphere...."
Sheryl A. McCoy

ESSC: Earth System Science Center homepage - 0 views

    The climate can be viewed as a complex interacting set of components including the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere. Within the ESSC, we are engaged in studies that aim to understand both these individual components, and the interactions between them.

    scientists from this group won the Nobel Peace Prize w/VP Al Gore;
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