Earth  ID: 12549

How a NASA Science Flight is No Ordinary Journey

A group of scientists and pilots conducted a series of science flights over Western Colorado for a new five-year NASA-led airborne mission called SnowEx.

SnowEx is exploring better ways to measuring how much water is stored in snow-covered regions with the goal of eventually creating a future snow satellite mission. More accurate snow measurements will help scientists and decisions-makers better understand our world’s water supply and better predict floods and droughts.

Data acquired from the SnowEx campaign will be stored at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, and will be available to anyone to order at no cost, as is the case with all NASA data.

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Credits

Scientists:
Edward Kim (NASA/GSFC)
Eugenia De Marco (ATA Aerospace)
Albert Wu (ATA Aerospace)

Producer:
Joy Ng (USRA)

Videographers:
Joy Ng (USRA)
Ryan Cook (Freelance)
Albert Wu (ATA Aerospace)

Technical Support:
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Snow Cover
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Precipitation Amount
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Density
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Depth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Snow Water Equivalent
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Terrestrial Hydrosphere >> Snow/ice >> Snow Water Equivalent
SVS >> SnowEx

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0