Issue No. 01 - January/February (2004 vol. 6)
Ghassem R. Asrar , NASA
<p>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? </p>
NASA, Earth system, Earth system modeling, Earth science
G. R. Asrar, "Guest Editor's Introduction: A Pathway to Decisions on Earth's Environment and Natural Resources," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 6, no. , pp. 13-16, 2004.