Remote sensing science to establish a theoretical basis for measuring Earth surface properties using reflected, emitted, and scattered electromagnetic radiation and to develop the methodologies and technical approaches to analyze and interpret such measurements lies at the heart of NASA’s mission. Remote sensing science investigations are needed to prepare for new remote sensing measurements of the Earth from space and to ascertain the readiness of candidate technologies for obtaining them. The objective of the multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary Remote Sensing Theory program element is to support fundamental scientific advances in remote sensing theory and radiative transfer, including advancement of retrieval algorithms to be used for space-based remote sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, biosphere, cryosphere, land surface, and/or Earth interior. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, theoretical algorithm advances, data fusion, and advanced corrections.
Notices of Intent to propose are due February 28, 2010. Proposals are due April 30, 2010.
Questions concerning the Remote Sensing Theory for Earth Science program may be addressed to Dr. Lucia Tsaoussi or by phone (202) 358-4471.