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SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) (2002)
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The SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) is a small free-flying satellite carrying four scientific instruments to measure the solar radiation incident at the top-of-the-Earth’s atmosphere. This mission is one element of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS), which is the major observational and scientific element of the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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Sulfur Dioxide (2011)
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Discover some of the ways in which this important air pollutant is made, through both natural and human-made sources. NASA’s Aura satellite, and others, continually monitor sulfur dioxide in order to help scientists understand its effect on Earth’s natural systems.

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The SERVIR Program: From Space to Village, Bringing People and Their Environment into Harmony (2011)
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SERVIR the Regional Visualization and Monitoring System — was started by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2005. It provides environmental decision support in multiple regions across the globe using Earth observation and geospatial information.

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Water Management (2005)
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The Earth is easily distinguishable from other planets in our solar system by the abundance of water on its surface. Water covers approximately 70% of our world’s surface, so it would seem that finding enough water suitable for human consumption, commerce, and ecosystems is a trivial task. But, only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is fresh and of that amount, more than two-thirds is locked away in glaciers and polar ice caps and is not available to for use by society. Therefore, fresh water is actually a limited resource. Increased demand from an ever-growing population threatens to deplete precious water resources.

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