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AIRS Icon AIRS
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, AIRS, is an instrument whose goal is to support climate research and improved weather forecasting.

Aquarius Icon Aquarius
Aquarius will provide the first-ever global maps of salt concentration in the ocean surface needed to understand heat transport and storage in the ocean.

ASTER Icon ASTER
ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is an imaging instrument flying on Terra, a satellite launched in December 1999 as part of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS).

AVIRIS Icon AVIRIS
Airborne Visible / Infrared Imaging Spectrometer

CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation) Icon CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation)
The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite provides new insight into the role that clouds and atmospheric aerosols (airborne particles) play in regulating Earth's weather, climate, and air quality.

ECCO Central Production Icon ECCO Central Production
The "Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean" (ECCO) project produces sustained estimates of the complete global three-dimensional state of the ocean by assimilating observations with ocean circulation models.

ECCO-IcES Icon ECCO-IcES
ECCO-IcES is an ECCO-follow-on project that aims to produce increasingly accurate syntheses of all available global-scale ocean and sea-ice data at resolutions that start to resolve ocean eddies.

Geo-Cape Icon Geo-Cape
Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events

GRACE-Tellus Icon GRACE-Tellus
Produces and delivers high-quality, easy-to use data products derived from the GRACE mission.

MISR Icon MISR
The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument provides a unique opportunity for studying the environment and climate of Earth through the acquisition of global multiangle imagery on the daylit side of Earth.

MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder Icon MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder
The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) experiments measure naturally-occurring microwave thermal emission from the limb (edge) of Earth's atmosphere to remotely sense vertical profiles of atmospheric gases, temperature, pressure, and cloud ice.

OCO-2 - Orbiting Carbon Observatory Icon OCO-2 - Orbiting Carbon Observatory
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) is a mission designed to make precise, time-dependent global measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) from an Earth orbiting satellite.

OSTM/Jason 2 Icon OSTM/Jason 2
This satellite mission is a follow-on to Jason-1 to continue the climate data record of global ocean surface topography for monitoring the changes in ocean circulation and sea level.

OurOcean Icon OurOcean
The JPL OurOcean Portal provides both real-time and retrospective analysis of remote sensing data and ocean model simulations in the Pacific Ocean.

ROMS - Regional Ocean Modeling System Icon ROMS - Regional Ocean Modeling System
The goal of the JPL ROMS group is to provide real-time and retrospective analysis of remote sensing data and ocean model simulations in the Pacific Ocean. We are particularly interested in the U.S. West Coastal Ocean with focused areas around Southern Cal

SMILES (Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb Emission Sounder) Icon SMILES (Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb Emission Sounder)
The Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb Emission Sounder (SMILES) is a Japanese built instrument for remote sensing of the Earth¹s atmosphere.

SMAP - Soil Moisture Active & Passive Icon SMAP - Soil Moisture Active & Passive
SMAP will provide global measurements of soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state.

TES Icon TES
TES (Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer) is one of four science instruments aboard NASA's Aura satellite, which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on July 15, 2004.


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