Published: 
Jun 11, 2019

Amendment 15 Studies with ICESat-2

Amendment 15 announces that Studies with ICESat-2 has been released in ROSES-2019 as program element A.36.

NASA solicits proposals for Earth science research using observations from the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), which was launched on September 15, 2018. The Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) instrument on ICESat-2 is the most advanced, highest-resolution altimetry instrument ever placed in Earth orbit. ATLAS is a photon-counting lidar with six beams and ICESat-2's near-polar orbit is optimized to enable it to characterize elevation changes in Earth’s polar ice. The mission collects measurements globally – away from the poles – particularly to enable independent determination of vegetation height, but also to support research in hydrology, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, and other Earth and applied sciences.

Principal Investigators (PI) of the proposals selected under this program have additional responsibilities as members of the ICESat-2 Science Team (I2ST).

This amendment announces that Studies with ICESat-2 has been released in ROSES-2019 as program element A.36. Notices of intent are requested by August 1, 2019 and the due date for proposals is October 8, 2019. Minimal changes have been made to the text since its preliminary release as a "TBD" placeholder in ROSES-2018.

The points of contact concerning this program are Colene Haffke, who may be reached at colene.m.haffke@nasa.gov, and Hank Margolis, who may be reached at hank.a.margolis@nasa.gov.