AIRS The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, AIRS, is an instrument whose goal is to support climate research and improved weather forecasting.
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).
AirMSPI The Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI) instrument flies aboard NASA's ER-2 high altitude aircraft.
Aquarius Aquarius measured global sea surface salinity to improve the understanding of ocean circulation and the linkage with climate and water cycle.
CAMLS (The Compact Adaptable Microwave Limb Sounder) CAMLS is an engineering model of a submillimeter receiver/spectrometer system that can form the core of a range of next generation space-based microwave limb sounders for atmospheric composition. CAMLS will be tested in the airborne A-SMLS instrument.
CLARS CLARS is an observing facility for the measurement of greenhouse gases and pollutant emissions from sources in the South Coast Air Basin.
CMS Flux (Carbon Monitoring System Flux) Carbon Monitoring System Flux (CMS Flux) incorporates the full suite of NASA observational, modeling, and assimilation capabilities to attribute CO-2 climate forcing to spatially resolved emissions.
CloudSat CloudSat is an experimental satellite that uses radar to study clouds and precipitation from space. CloudSat flys in orbital formation as part of the A-Train constellation of satellites (Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, PARASOL, and Aura).
ECCO The "Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean" (ECCO) produces descriptions of the complete time-evolving state of the ocean by synthesizing nearly all extant observations with state-of-the-art models.
ECCO-IcES ECCO-IcES is a 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.
FTUVS instrument at Table Mountain Facility In order to improve our understanding of key trace gases that control the profile of atmospheric ozone, we develop and operate UV-Visible spectrometers at JPL’s Table Mountain Facility
GPM The Global Precipitation Mission provides new information on precipitation characteristics and how rain and snow interact within the Earth system.
GRACE GRACE, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, provided measurements of the Earth’s gravity field caused by melting ice sheets, changing large aquifers and waters.
GRACE Follow-On GRACE Follow-On, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On, provides measurements of the Earth’s month-to-month mass variations.
GRACE-Tellus Produces and delivers high-quality, easy-to use data products derived from the GRACE mission.
Geo-Cape Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events
HyTES The Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer
ISS-RapidScat The RapidScat on board of the International Space Station measures ocean surface wind speed and direction for weather and climate applications.
ISSM ISSM (Ice Sheet and Sea-level System Model) is a state of the art ice flow modeling software developed at JPL in collaboration with University of California Irvine and Dartmouth College.
Jason-3 Jason-3 continues the time series of ocean surface topography data after TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2.
Jason-CS / Sentinel-6 Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, named in honor of the former Director of Earth Science at NASA, continues measuring ocean surface topography, a climate data record of sea level.
MAIA MAIA represents the first time NASA has partnered with epidemiologists and health organizations to use space-based data to study human health and improve lives.
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 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.
MODIS With its sweeping 2,330-km-wide viewing swath, MODIS sees every point on our world every 1-2 days in 36 discrete spectral bands.
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 (CO-2) from an Earth orbiting satellite.
OCO-3 - Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3, or OCO-3, is a future space instrument designed to investigate important questions about the distribution of carbon dioxide on Earth as it relates to growing urban populations...
OMG (Oceans Melting Greenland) OMG uses the GLISTIN-A radar to measure Greenland's receding glaciers, air-dropped ocean sensors to measure the nearby oceans, as well as ship-based sonar and airborne gravity to map the depth and shape of the sea floor around the glaciers.
OSTM/Jason 2 OSTM/Jason-2 provides continues the legacies of TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 missions for measuring ocean surface dynamic topography.
PHyTIR The Prototype HyspIRI Thermal Infrared Radiometer is a complete prototype of the HyspIRI Thermal Infrared Radiometer.
Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Network (TOLNet) The primary scientific objective is to provide time/height ozone measurements from near the surface to the top of the troposphere to describe in high-fidelity their spatio-temporal distribution.