Geology and geophysics: Consensus Reports
The division produces 60-70 reports per year. These reports are unique, authoritative expert evaluations. Each report is produced by a committee of experts selected by the Academy to address a particular statement of task and is subject to a rigorous, independent peer review. The experts who volunteer their time participating on study committees are vetted to make sure that the committee has the range of expertise needed to address the task, that they have a balance of perspectives, and to identify and eliminate members with conflicts of interest. All reports undergo a rigorous, independent peer review to assure that the statement of task has been addressed, that conclusions are adequately supported, and that all important issues raised by the reviewers are addressed. Thus, while the reports represent views of the committee, they also are endorsed by the Academy.
Assessment of the Usefulness and Availability of NASA's Earth and Space Science Mission Data (2002)
This report examines the availability, accessibilty, and usefulness of data from NASA's earth and space missions. It also comments on the balance between attention to mission planning and implementation versus data analysis and utilization. More >>
Enhancing NASA's Contributions to Polar Science: A Review of Polar Geophysical Data Sets (2001)
This report reviews NASA's strategy for providing satellite-derived geophysical data sets to the polar science community, with guidance on how to make future data sets more useful. More >>