2015 Science Capability Assessment


March 23, 2015


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This report assesses the research and science opportunities enabled by NEON data and resources at the Initial Observatory Capability (IOC) construction milestone in June 2015.  Key findings include: only relatively simple science questions can be addressed at IOC, as is expected given the restricted spatial deployment of sites in initial operations.  This also implies a limited number of data products that span a short period of time. Furthermore, the report suggests the need for transparency regarding scoping and technical changes, as well as continued focus on data quality assurance and validation.

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