2010 Aquarius / SAC-D Science Team Meeting
July 19–21, 2010
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Seattle, Washington USA
The Aquarius / SAC-D Science Team Meeting was held on July 19 – 21, 2010 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center, in Seattle, Washington.
Theme: Science Preparations for Launch
The Aquarius/SAC-D satellite mission convened the 6th Science Meeting in Seattle, WA, USA, 19-21 July 2010. Aquarius/SAC-D science objectives address ocean circulation, the global hydrological cycle, climate variability, land processes, land use, soil moisture, natural hazards, health applications, cryosphere, and others. The satellite observatory will provide measurements of ocean salinity (the primary measurement goal of the mission) plus ocean winds, rain, sea ice, sea and land surface temperatures, soil moisture, high temperature events (fires and volcanic activities), nighttime light sources, atmospheric temperature/humidity soundings, space environment and autonomous data relay from remote ground stations. This meeting will focus on the science team’s preparations for the upcoming launch, including the in-orbit checkout, data processing, calibration, validation and near-term data analysis, as well as near-term science applications. The mission is a United States - Argentina partnership, including contributions from, Italy, Canada, France and Brazil. The meeting is focused on the Aquarius/SAC-D science team activities and is open to to the broader scientific community.
Oral and Poster Presentations: The agenda will be tightly organized with invited oral presentations and contributed posters.
Language of the Workshop: English.
Earth & Space Research