• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences

    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution

    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .
Published: March 1, 2005

Global Change Newsletter No. 61

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Guest Editorial by G. Brasseur

Science Features
Global Iron Connections by T.Jickells and A.Zhisheng

Air–sea CO2 Flux Variations in the Southern Ocean by N.Metzl

The Global Ocean Observing System by K. Alverson and A. Fischer

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems by R. Scholes

LOICZ Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Discussion Forum
The Challenge of Stabilising Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations by J. Canadell and M. Raupach

The Ice Snake by D. Zyryanov and R. Korsnes

Profile of a Scientist
Natalie Mahowald

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