fluctuations in sea surface temperature show an intriguing relation to the amount of sea ice in the Labrador Sea, as the top figure opposite shows.
Survey deemed a mission to Europa among the highest priority scientific pursuits for NASA.
This report outlines the findings of the Decadal
Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space, which aimed to identify key research imperatives for the life and physical sciences in the context of space travel to be addressed in the next ten years.
The negative phase of the Pacific decadal
oscillation means a 30 percent drop in rainfall.
Dai will also explore the possibility of improving projections of near-future changes in regional precipitation and drought by combining decadal
natural variations with the model-simulated response to future GHG forcing.
According to the National Research Council's Decadal
Survey on Earth Science and Applications from Space, the mission will fill an urgent need in understanding the Earth's rapidly changing ice cover.
The RFI's focus is for concepts for a mission to Europa that costs less than $1 billion, excluding the launch vehicle that can meet as many of the science priorities as possible recommended by the National Research Council's 2011 Planetary Science Decadal
Survey for the study of Europa.
One hundred and fifty-two papers are grouped according to the following themes (which correspond with the conference sessions): asteroid missions, attitude dynamics and control, orbit determination, trajectory design and optimization, attitude determination, rendezvous and proximity missions, space surveillance, trajectory design, spacecraft navigation and control, orbital debris, decadal
survey and interplanetary mission design, innovative GNC test solutions, satellite relative motion, optical navigation, satellite constellations, low-thrust trajectory design, earth orbit and missions, orbital mechanics, attitude sensor, trajectory and mission analysis, and lunar trajectory design.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had assured Parliament that his government would soon take a decision on including a caste criterion in the country's mammoth decadal
The so-called Pacific Decadal
Oscillation, an approximately 20-year-long cycle in ocean temperatures in the northern Pacific, seems to play a significant role as well, says Cook.
Oceanographer William Patzert at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's JPL facility said he believes satellite data of sea-surface temperatures and heights indicate a change in the cycle known as the Pacific Decadal
Shade structures were first introduced to the United States in the mid 1990's, and now in their second decadal
presence are proving their strength and durability as market acceptance continues to grow and take root.