Presentations and Other Materials
The SBG study – called for in the Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space – has three objectives: identify and characterize a diverse set of high-value SBG observing architectures; assess the performance and cost effectiveness of architectures against SBG research and applications objectives; and perform sufficient in-depth design of one or more candidate architectures to enable near-term science return.
The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) is seeking new ways to leverage the work and ideas in the non-governmental/private sector to contribute possible approaches that may address the designated observables recommendations in the 2017 ESAS in order to increase mission/observing system capability and/or to reduce costs.
Aerosols (A) and Clouds, Convection and Precipitation (CCP) were identified by the Decadal Survey as a high priority Designated Observable. NASA is conducting a study to explore ACCP observing system architectures. An invitation-only workshop is planned for April to discuss the study and the Science and Applications Traceability Matrix (SATM). More information can be found here.