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Aqua Podcast Series

This page will soon feature six videos about the Aqua satellite mission, starting with an introductory video, followed by weekly additions of videos highlighting the AIRS, AMSR-E, MODIS, and CERES instruments, and concluding with a video featuring applications of Aqua data.


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An introduction to the groundbreaking scientific and practical applications of the Aqua satellte.    An introduction to the groundbreaking scientific and practical applications of the Aqua satellte.

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One of the primary instruments on NASA's Aqua spacecraft is the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), which is providing a detailed three-dimensional view of the atmosphere. This new view is helping scientists to better understand the climate system and is proving of great value also in several practical applications, including weather forecasting.    One of the primary instruments on NASA's Aqua spacecraft is the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), which is providing a detailed three-dimensional view of the atmosphere. This new view is helping scientists to better understand the climate system and is proving of great value also in several practical applications, including weather forecasting.

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From June 2002 to early October 2011, the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the Aqua satellite provided a wealth of data about the Earth's water cycle. Among the many variables calculated from AMSR-E data are sea surface temperature, atmospheric water vapor, rainfall, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice coverages, and snow cover. The AMSR-E data allow the calculation of surface variables under nearly all weather conditions, irrespective of cloud cover and daylight. AMSR-E was provided to NASA's Aqua program by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which also has a follow-on AMSR-2 instrument scheduled to be launched in 2012.    From June 2002 to early October 2011, the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the Aqua satellite provided a wealth of data about the Earth's water cycle. Among the many variables calculated from AMSR-E data are sea surface temperature, atmospheric water vapor, rainfall, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice coverages, and snow cover. The AMSR-E data allow the calculation of surface variables under nearly all weather conditions, irrespective of cloud cover and daylight. AMSR-E was provided to NASA's Aqua program by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which also has a follow-on AMSR-2 instrument scheduled to be launched in 2012.

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Beautiful images from the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites are used by people all over the world every day.  But MODIS is about more than just pretty pictures -- the instrument's contributions to science include a better understanding of the Earth's cloud cover, aerosols, phytoplankton levels, and land cover.    Beautiful images from the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites are used by people all over the world every day. But MODIS is about more than just pretty pictures -- the instrument's contributions to science include a better understanding of the Earth's cloud cover, aerosols, phytoplankton levels, and land cover.

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Is the heat budget of the planet changing?  Thermometers on the ground can give us a snapshot of a summer heatwave or winter cold spell, but it takes something like NASA's CERES instruments to give a long term picture of whether the planet is keeping more of its heat than it loses back into space.    Is the heat budget of the planet changing? Thermometers on the ground can give us a snapshot of a summer heatwave or winter cold spell, but it takes something like NASA's CERES instruments to give a long term picture of whether the planet is keeping more of its heat than it loses back into space.

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A conceptual animation of the Aqua spacecraft in orbit.    A conceptual animation of the Aqua spacecraft in orbit.
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10893
Animation Number:10893
Completed:2012-01-11
Interviewees:Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC)
 Michael King (NASA/GSFC)
 Moustafa Chahine (NASA/JPL)
 Norman Loeb (NASA/LRC)
 Roy W. Spencer Ph.D. (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
Narrators:Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC)
 Jefferson Beck (USRA)
Producer:Jefferson Beck (USRA)
Scientists:Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC)
 Michael King (NASA/GSFC)
 Moustafa Chahine (NASA/JPL)
 Norman Loeb (NASA/LRC)
 Roy W. Spencer Ph.D. (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
Videographers:Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
 Jefferson Beck (USRA)
 Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC)
Series:Narrated Movies
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Remote Sensing
SVS >> CERES
SVS >> MODIS
SVS >> EOS
SVS >> AIRS
SVS >> AMSR-E
SVS >> Aqua
 
 


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