Satellite Observations to Benefit Science and Society: Recommended Missions for the Next Decade brings the next ten years into focus for the Earth and environmental science community with a prioritized agenda of space programs, missions, and supporting activities that will best serve scientists in the next decade. These missions will address a broad range of societal needs, such as more reliable weather forecasts, early earthquake warnings, and improved pollution management, benefiting both scientific discovery and the health and well-being of society.
Based on the 2007 book, Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond, this book explores each of the seventeen recommended missions in detail, identifying launch dates, responsible agencies, estimated cost, scientific and public benefits, and more. Printed entirely in color, the book features rich photographs and illustrations, tables, and graphs that will keep the attention of scientists and non-scientists alike.
Table of Contents
|An Integrated Strategy: Satellite Observations to Benefit Science and Society||1-4|
|Selecting and Prioritizing the Missions||5-7|
|ASCENDS, Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons||11-11|
|CLARREO, Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory||12-12|
|DESDynI, Deformation, Ecosystem Structure, and Dynamics of Ice||13-13|
|GACM, Global Atmospheric Composition Mission||14-14|
|GEO-CAPE, Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events||15-15|
|GPSRO, Operational GPSRadio Occultation||16-16|
|GRACE-II, Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment II||17-17|
|HyspIRI, Hyperspectral Infrared Imager||18-18|
|ICESat-II, Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite II||19-19|
|LIST, Lidar Surface Topography||20-20|
|PATH, Precipitation and All-Weather Temperature and Humidity||21-21|
|SCLP, Snow and Cold Land Processes||22-22|
|SMAP, Soil Moisture Active-Passive||23-23|
|SWOT, Surface Water and Ocean Topography||24-24|
|3D-Winds, Three-Dimensional Tropospheric Winds||25-25|
|XOVWM, Extended Ocean Vector Winds Mission||26-26|
|From Satellite Observations to Earth Information||27-32|
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