Motivated, talented, and experienced professional staff are the basis for the success of the NASA Earth science program. At Ames, Earth scientists and technical personnel design, develop and perform remote sensing and in situ experimental measurements, conduct computer simulations of atmospheric and ecosystem processes to understand exchanges between the biosphere and the atmosphere using data from airborne and satellite platforms. In addition they conceive and develop advanced instrumentation to satisfy NASA Earth science measurement requirements. Project managers and project scientists provide science mission management and science leadership for major Earth science programs at NASA and partner agencies. Staff scientists enhance applications utilizing proven and new technology, and work within NASA programs and policies to transfer NASA Earth science capabilities to commercial enterprises, national and international government agencies and ministries, and educational institutions.