RFI Response Number

Response Title

Summary Description


Cloud Height and Altitude-Resolved Motion Stereo-imager (CHARMS)

To provide measurements of cloud-top height and cloud-motion vectors by a multi-angle stereo technique that is uniquely relevant to long-term climate data records


Cloud Hydrology and Albedo Synthesis Mission

To measure water content of clouds concurrently with albedo and cloud-top height via multi-angle imager and dual angle passive microwave instrument,extending application to land/ocean day/night


E-mail Comment on Operational Oceanography

To emphasize importance of addressing satellite remote sensing needs of operational oceanography


The Climate Benchmark Constellation: A Critical Category of Small Satellite Observations

To provide absolute infrared spectrally resolved radiance, GPS radio occultation and millimeter-wave absorptive radio occultation, solar irradiance and absolute shortwave flux reflected to space,and enable absolute climate records in perpetuity via on-orbit standards with International System of Units traceability


Climate Scope Mission Concept Paper

To assemble assimilated data sets via an R&D program, validation and verification program, integration and production program,and the necessary computing,data management and dissemination infrastructure


Climate Calibration Observatory: NIST in Orbit

To calibrate radiometers, spectrometers, and interferometers in orbit


Cold Land Processes Pathfinder Mission Concept

To measure fresh water stored in snow on land and on ice sheets,enabling a major leap-ahead in understanding snow process dynamics in the global water cycle and to forge a pathway to operations, initiating significantly enhanced global monitoring and prediction of snow properties for multiple water,weather,and climate applications.


Orbital Laser Sounder Mission for Global CO2 Measurements

To measure global distribution of CO2 mixing ratio in the lower troposphere, day and night, and generate the first monthly global maps of the lower tropospheric CO2 column abundance to help understand the global carbon cycle and global climate change via active laser sounding


Coastal Ocean Carbon Observations and Applications

To quantify the pools and fluxes of carbon in the coastal ocean, knowledge of which is essential for understanding the role of the global carbon cycle in climate variability and change, via high resolution hyperspectral imagery


E-mail Comment: Landsat 5

To urge the removal of downlink fees for Landsat 5 data


Continuous Coastal Awareness Network (C-CAN): A Response to the NRC Decadal Study Request for Information

To detect, predict,and manage change for sustainable development in heavily populated coastal regions via a sensorweb system approach involving multi-sensor satellite observations of sea surface height, coastal currents and winds,and sea spectral reflectance from different Earth vantage points coupled with in situ observations for coastal event detection


Crustal Magnetic Field Measurement Missions

To provide systematic global magnetic field observations needed to distinguish magnetic field variations over various spatial and temporal scales,and to separate the effects of the components of the magnetic field via stratospheric balloon platforms


Daedalus: Earth-Sun Observations from L1

To characterize the direct influence of solar variability on Earth system via simultaneous observation of key solar emission/space weather parameters and spectrally resolved radiances over the entire illuminated Earth from an L1 vantage point

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