RFI Response Number

Response Title

Comment

62

OOLM

Operational Ocean and Land Mission: Wide swath ocean altimeter, and dual frequency (C- or X-band and L-band) SAR, plus Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer on two satellites,for various (primarily ocean/coastal) needs

66

CLAIM 3-D Mission

Satellite mission to advance understanding of cloud and precipitation development by measuring vertically resolved cloud microphysical parameters in combination with state of the art aerosol measurements

67

MATH

Monitoring Atmosphere Turbulence and Humidity

70

MOSS

The Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface is a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) operating at the two low frequencies of 137 MHz (VHF) and 435 MHz (UHF) with the primary objective of providing measurements for estimation of global soil moisture under substantial vegetation canopies (200 tons/ha or more of biomass) and at useful soil depths (2–5 meters)

71

GEOCarb Explorer

GEOCarb mission will provide continent-wide measurements of ecosystem carbon and water dynamics with multiple observations per day

72

Multiplatform InSAR

Forest Subcanopy Topography and Soil Moisture

74

Suborbital Earth System Surveillance

UAVs to be used for synoptic weather, hurricanes, air quality, stratospheric ozone, ozone depleting substances, greenhouse gases, ice sheets, forest fires, droughts, and storm damage

76

Far IR

Far-Infrared for understanding natural greenhouse effect, atmospheric cooling by water vapor, and the role of cirrus clouds in climate

79

Integrated Water Cycle Observations

Coordinated water cycle observations from space

80

Low-Cost Multispectral Earth Observing System

Global land observation system that enhances Landsat and OLI with stereo multispectral imaging, greater coverage, revisit (eight days and better), and higher resolution

82

Surface Uncertainty

Surface Shortwave and Longwave Broadband Network Observation Uncertainty for Climate Change Research

83

InSAR

InSAR from orbital platform, in particular to produce spatially continuous maps of ground displacements at fine spatial resolution, for natural hazards science and applications

86

OCEaNS

Ocean Carbon, Ecosystem and Near-Shore Mission designed to advance quantification of ocean primary production, understanding of carbon cycling,and capacity for predicting ecosystem responses to climate variability

87

OLOM

Ocean and Land Operational Mission: Similar to OOLM except that second satellite would carry a 2 frequency Delay-Doppler Altimeter and a Water Vapor Radiometer rather than WSOA

88

Our Vital Skies

Program to address scientific questions at the interface between aerosol, cloud and precipitation research using combination of in situ and space-based observations

90

Polar

Polar Environmental Monitoring, Communications, and Space Weather from Pole Sitter Orbit

91

ABYSS

Radar altimeter for bathymetry, geodesy, oceanography

92

GPSRO

Contributions of Radio Occultation Observations to the Integrated Earth Observation System

97

SAVII

Spaceborne Advanced Visible Infrared Imager Concept: Hyperspectral measurements in vis-near IR; multispectral measurements in short wave infrared, and multispectral measurements in thermal infrared for vegetation studies, changes in surface cover and composition,and thermal monitoring



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