Advances in Earth Science ›› 2003, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (6): 974-979. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2003.06.0974

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Chen Panqin   

  1. Bureau of Science and Technology for Resources and Environment,CAS ,Beijing 100864,China
  • Received:2003-09-02 Revised:2003-09-29 Online:2003-12-20 Published:2003-12-01

Chen Panqin. EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE: PROGRESS AND PROSPECT[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2003, 18(6): 974-979.

The earth system science that was put forward as an integrating method to meet the challenge of global environmental issues in the 80's and that has gradually become a new rising discipline recently is described in this paper. The objectives, the research target, methodology as well as the scientific issues are also described. The earth system science is a trans-discipline that links with the earth science, life science, computer science and space observation of the Earth as well as other related disciplines. It is also a discipline with great vitality due to its concern of the special global environmental issues which are closely related to sustainable development of society and human benefits.

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