Rebuilding Begins

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This chapter covers the period 2006–2009. Michael Freilich took over Earth Science. An oceanographer, he regarded Wilson as a mentor. He used the Decadal Survey (2007–2017) as a guide to planning and strategy for insulating his program from disruptive climate politics. He began incrementally to rebuild the Earth Science division, pointing to the sea-level program as a priority. Promoting new satellites, he made sure there was continuity in polar ice observation through an ICESAT-2 and an aircraft program, ICEBridge, between ICESAT-1 and this follow-on.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPalgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
VolumePart F1542
ISSN (Print)2730-972X
ISSN (Electronic)2730-9738


  • ICEBridge
  • ICESAT-2
  • Michael Freilich

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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