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Earth is the only planet in our solar system that has maintained relatively stable climate conditions over geological time scales, a feat that has allowed highly diversified life to evolve. Why is this, and what makes the Earth system so unique?

Index Terms:
NASA, Earth system, Earth system modeling, Earth science
Citation:
Ghassem R. Asrar, "Guest Editor's Introduction: A Pathway to Decisions on Earth's Environment and Natural Resources," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 13-16, Jan.-Feb. 2004, doi:10.1109/MCISE.2004.1255816
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