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Advanced Whole Earth Radiometer

A suite of small, next-generation space weather monitoring instruments

Scripps EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera)

Triana uses the Sun-Earth libration point (1,000,000 km away from Earth) to continuously observe the Earth. This is a cooperative project between the offices of Earth and Space science.

To be determined


Vegetation Canopy Lidar (VCL)

Multi-Beam Laser Altimeter (MBLA)

The principal goal of the Vegetation Canopy Lidar (VCL) mission is the characterization of the three-dimensional structure of the Earth. The two main science objectives are: (1) Land cover characterization for terrestrial ecosystem modeling, monitoring and prediction, and climate modeling and prediction, and (2) Global reference data set of topographic spot heights and transects.



aAll mission descriptions are quoted from the Web sites listed in the “Web Links” column and accessed in May 2003.

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