[unav_all] AGU2014 Session: New Frontiers in Ecosystem, Solid Earth, Cryosphere, and Natural Hazards

Owen, Susan E (335N) susan.e.owen at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Jul 17 23:43:52 MDT 2014

Dear colleagues:

The American Geophysical Union’s 47th annual Fall Meeting will be held in San Francisco, California 15 – 19 December. We would like to bring to your attention the following session related to the science enabled by a proposed synthetic aperture radar mission being studied jointly by the US and India:

New Frontiers in Ecosystem, Solid Earth, Cryosphere, and Natural Hazards

The deadline for abstract submissions is 6 August 2014. Find more information at:


Session ID#: 3651

Session Description:
The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Mission, or NI-SAR, is an all-weather L- and S-band radar satellite designed to collect temporally and spatially dense global polarimetric and interferometric radar imagery to characterize and understand the fundamental process that drive changes to ecosystems (above ground biomass, disturbance/recovery, climate change, wetlands and agriculture), solid earth deformation (earthquakes, volcanic unrest, land subsidence/hydrology, carbon sequestration and landslides), cryospheric dynamics (ice sheets, sea ices, and glaciers), and hazard response (solid earth hazards, floods, coastal inundation, anthropogenic disasters). NI-SAR, scheduled to launch in 2020, provides a means of disentangling highly spatial and temporally complex processes that span the Earth Sciences.  We seek contributions from the AGU community on the wide-ranging emergent uses of SAR imaging techniques, including polarimetry, interferometry, and time-series analysis, for innovative science, and science applications.
Index Terms:

0439 Ecosystems, structure and dynamics [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0774 Dynamics [CRYOSPHERE]
1209 Tectonic deformation [GEODESY AND GRAVITY]
4337 Remote sensing and disasters [NATURAL HAZARDS]
Primary Convener:  Paul Alan Rosen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Co-conveners:  Bradford H Hager, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States, Ian R Joughin, Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Ralph Dubayah, Univ Maryland, College Park, MD, United States

Thanks for your attention and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.

Paul Rosen


Susan E. Owen, Ph.D.
Satellite Geodesy and Geodynamics Systems Group
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
MS 238-600
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Voice: (818) 393-2524
Fax:     (818) 393-4965
Email: Susan.Owen at jpl.nasa.gov<applewebdata://B80B3047-204F-477E-96C8-6AD181F40D22/Susan.Owen@jpl.nasa.gov>
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