TABLE E.1 List of Responses to Committee’s RFI

RFI Response Number

Response Title

Summary Description


ACCURATE: Atmospheric Climate and Chemistry in the UTLS Region And climate Trends Explorer

To advance understanding of climate processes and atmospheric physics and chemistry in the UTLS region, monitor climate variability and change, and provide climate model validation and improvement via combined radio and IR laser-crosslink occulation


Submillimeter Infrared Radiometer Ice Cloud Experiment

To provide spatially resolved daily global measurements of upper tropospheric ice water path and ice crystal size via submillimeter IR radiometry


Combined Active and Passive Environmental Sounder (CAPES) Mission for Water Vapor, Temperature, Aerosol and Cloud Profiling From Space

To provide high vertical resolution measurements of water vapor, aerosols, and clouds along the satellite ground track,and full three-dimensional (3D) water vapor and temperature coverage at a lower vertical resolution cross-track via a differential absorption lidar and fourier transform spectrometer


Active Mission for Global CO2 Measurements

To significantly expand the set of global atmospheric CO2 observations via an active laser instrument for column measurements of CO2 down to the surface or cloud tops and pulsed aerosol and cloud lidar to determine surface elevation and aerosol and cloud distributions along lidar line of sight


Active Temperature, Ozone and Moisture Microwave Spectrometer

To provide long-term characterization of state of Earth’s troposphere and middle atmosphere via cm- and mm-wavelength satellite-to-satellite occultation measurements


Adaptive Atmospheric Sounding Mission

To sound the atmosphere via long-life networked stratospheric balloon platforms instrumented with remote sensing and in situ instruments


Aerosol Global Interactions Satellite

To measure the three-dimensional distribution of aerosol abundances, sizes, shapes, and absorption, and determine aerosol impacts on climate and air quality via multiangle spectropolarimetric imager and high spectral resolution lidar


Moderate Resolution Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (MIRIS)

To improve studies of small scale meteorological and climatologic forcing and improve accuracy of measurements of minor gas species via high spatial and spectral resolution IR imager


Atmospheric Remote-Sensing and Imaging Emission Spectrometer

To measure upper atmospheric water vapor with unprecedented accuracy, while providing temperature profiles, surface emissivity, ozone, CH4, CO, CO2, SO2, aerosols, cloud top height, and cloud temperature via observation of the IR spectrum with high resolving power


The National Global Operational Environmental Satellite System (NGOESS): Designed to Fulfill NOAA’s Future Satellite System Requirements and those of the GEOSS

To observe key climate and environmental parameters post-GOES-R and NPOESS via a constellation instrumented with an ultra-spectral imager/sounder and synthetic thinned aperture microwave pushbroom radiometer/sounder


Cellular Interferometer for Continuous Earth Remote Observation: A Concept for Radio Holography of the Earth

To provide continuous, high-resolution global imaging, surveillance,and remote sensing both actively and passively at radio frequencies via a constellation of 1000+ radio satellites


The Geohazards IGOS Theme: Space Component Requirements, An analysis for discussion at CEOS SIT-13

To describe IGOS Geohazard Theme’s five specific priority requirements for space observations

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