RFI Response Number

Response Title

Summary Description


Terra-Luna: An Earth-Moon Science Exploration Mission

To construct a near-global baseline map of boreal and tropical forest land cover and biomass during multiple seasons, conduct first synoptic measurements of global ocean eddies, coastal currents and tides, and characterize land cover and canopy height for ecosystem and global climate modeling via L-band SAR and altimetry, then transfer to lunar orbit for lunar science measurements


Earth’s First Time Resolved Mapping of Air Pollution Emissions and Transport from Space

To discover spatial and temporal emission patterns of the precursor chemicals for tropospheric ozone and aerosol transport across continents from GEO


Technology Coupling Innovative Observations to Test Forecasts in Order to Provide Decision Structures in Service to Society

To measure OH, HO2, HDO/H2O ratios, NO2, H2O, total H2O, CH4, N2O, CO, CO2, O3, CIO, BrO, BrONO2, CIOOCI, and ClONO2 in order to bridge A-Train global observations with in situ detail via long-range, long-duration UAV observations


Water Vapor Monitoring Missions

To provide direct measurements of water vapor and other atmospheric constituents in the region of the tropical atmosphere extending from about 14 km (upper troposphere) to 35 km via long-life stratospheric balloons


Water Elevation Recovery Satellite Mission

To acquire elevations of inland water surfaces at spatial and temporal scales necessary for answering key water cycle and water management questions of global importance via swath-based altimetry


Wind Imaging Spectrometer and Humidity-sounder (WISH): a Practical NPOESS P3I High-spatial Resolution Sensor

To measure tropospheric winds by tracking high spatial resolution altitude-resolved water vapor sounding features via a wind imaging spectrometer and humidity-sounder


Climate-Quality Observations from Satellite Lidar

To continue lidar cloud observation data record after CALIPSO for climate change recognition


Advanced ICESat (Ice Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite)

To provide/determine polar ice-sheet mass balance; sea-ice freeboard and thickness; high-latitude oceanography and global sea level change; atmosphere-cloud heights and aerosol distributions; land topography referenced to a globally consistent datum; vegetation-canopy heights and structure; river stage and discharge and lake and wetland water storage; glaciers and ice cap dynamics and mass balance, via laser altimeter

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