• 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 .

A JGOFS Process Study in the Equatorial Pacific

Deep Sea Research II (1997)
Murray J W, Le Borgne R and Dandonneau Y (eds)
Vol 44; Nos 9-10

The equatorial Pacific Ocean plays a major role in two aspects of the global carbon cycle: the flux of CO2 to the atmosphere; and the export of organic carbon and CaCO3 to the deep sea.Topics covered in this issue include the effect of physical forcing on nutrient variability and primary production and the distribution and fluxes of biological and chemical parameters.This special issue is the third and final volume containing results from the US JGOFS Process Study in the Equatorial Pacific. Most of the contributions evolved either from the US JGOFS workshop in 1994 on the equatorial Pacific in Scottsdale, AZ or from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Carbon Cycle of the Equatorial pacific in 1995 in Noumea, New Caledonia.

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