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AOS Community Assessment Report
09-Nov-2022 | documentAOS Community Assessment Report
26-Oct-2022 | imageSelected architecture for the AOS mission.
AOS Community Forum - An AOS Status Update
13-Jul-2022 | documentThis document provides an overview of the AOS constellation concept and science, including architecture, instruments, applications considerations, and the plan forward for Mission/Projects.
Aerosol, Cloud, Convection, and Precipitation (ACCP) Science & Applications
Mar-2022 | documentThe ACCP Science Narrative Report covers how ACCP will provide answers to basic questions and related applications that address how these particle suspensions influence our weather, climate and environment.
What Are Aerosols?
05-Nov-2021 | imageAerosols are tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere that have great importance for the quality of the air we breathe, as well as playing a role in cloud formation and evolution, affecting the warming and cooling of our planet.
What is a Hydrometeor?
05-Nov-2021 | imageA hydrometeor is a product of condensation or deposition of atmospheric water vapor, whether formed in the free atmosphere or at the earth's surface; also, any water particle blown by the wind from the earth's surface.
The Atmosphere Observing System
22-Oct-2021 | movieThe Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) is building an observing system designed to meet society's needs.
Weather, Air Quality, and Climate Modeling and Forecasting
08-Sep-2021 | imageLandscape illustration for the identification of science objectives.
Earth System Observatory
07-Sep-2021 | movieNASA will design a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change, natural hazard mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes. Each uniquely designed satellite in the Earth System Observatory will complement the others, working in tandem to create a 3D, holistic view of Earth, from bedrock to atmosphere.
ACCP/AOS Community Forum
29-Jul-2021 | documentThis document provides an overview of the AOS mission concept and science, including architecture, instruments, applications considerations, and the plan forward for Mission/Projects.
AtmOS HSRL Lidar Instrumentation RFI
22-Jul-2021 | documentNASA Goddard Space Flight Center is hereby soliciting information from potential sources for flight High Spectral Resolution Lidars (HSRL) for potential future AtmOS acquisition.
AtmOS Backscatter Lidar Instrumentation RFI
22-Jul-2021 | documentNASA Goddard Space Flight Center is hereby soliciting information from potential sources for flight Backscatter Lidars for potential future AtmOS acquisition.
AtmOS Shortwave Spectrometer Instrument RFI
28-Jun-2021 | documentNASA Goddard Space Flight Center is hereby soliciting information from potential sources for flight Shortwave Spectrometer Instruments for potential future AtmOS acquisition.
AtmOS Access to Space (ATS) RFI
16-Jun-2021 | documentNASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is hereby soliciting information on spacecraft systems and/or hosted payload concepts, including innovative approaches, to launch six different candidate instruments into LEO orbit, with cost effective and innovative approaches for the Atmosphere Observing System (AtmOS).
AtmOS Polarimeter Instrumentation RFI
08-Jun-2021 | documentNASA Goddard Space Flight Center is hereby soliciting information from potential sources for flight Polarimeters for potential future AtmOS acquisition.
AtmOS Microwave Radiometer Instrumentation RFI
08-Jun-2021 | documentNASA Goddard Space Flight Center is hereby soliciting information from potential sources for flight Microwave Radiometers for potential future AtmOS acquisition.
AtmOS Tandem Stereographic Cameras Instrumentation RFI
08-Jun-2021 | documentNASA Goddard Space Flight Center is hereby soliciting information from potential sources for flight Tandem Stereographic Cameras for potential future AtmOS acquisition.
RTI Report: Non Traditional User Needs for Aerosols, Clouds, Convection, and Precipitation (ACCP)
Jun-2021 | documentRTI International, working with the NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) Aerosols, Clouds, Convection, and Precipitation (ACCP) Applications Team, conducted this study to capture the needs and priorities of nonresearch Earth observation (EO) data users who may be future users of ACCP data.
Science and Applications Traceability Matrix (May 2021)
31-May-2021 | documentACCP provides transformative space-based and suborbital observations of essential cloud, precipitation and aerosol processes, leading to improved predictions of weather, air quality, and climate for the benefit of society.
NASA’s New Fleet of Satellites Will Offer Insights into the Wild Cards of Climate Change
05-May-2021 | documentNASA is about to announce its next generation of Earth-observing satellites. As soon as this month, it will lay out preliminary plans for a multibillion-dollar set of missions that will launch later this decade.
ACCP Designated Observable Multi-Center Architecture Study Team
26-Feb-2021 | documentThis document summarizes the ACCP Study Team including study leads, sponsors, the partner management board, teams, and working groups.
Architecture Recommendation Review (ARR)
05-Feb-2021 | documentThe top 3 architectures. These architectures provide multiple breakthrough technologies that will answer fundamental questions about how microscopic particles interact in the atmosphere to fuel severe storms, impact air quality, and influence our changing climate.
2020 NASA GPM-ACCP Transport and Logistics Workshop
02-Nov-2020 | movieThe GPM-ACCP Transport and Logistics Workshop focused on current applications and future opportunities of NASA precipitation and cloud data products to support transport and logistical activities for aviation, maritime, roads and highway transportation systems.
ACCP Designated Observable Multi-Center Architecture Study: ACCP Quarterly Community Forum
22-Jun-2020 | documentThis document summarizes the ACCP Study status, ACCP science, ACCP architectures, and the plan forward for community engagement opportunities, and includes remarks from the Independent Science Community Committee.
ACCP Designated Observable Multi-Center Architecture Study: ACCP Architecture Reference Document
17-Jun-2020 | documentThis document provides a summary of the 45 Observing Systems that have been constructed to date and identifies the 9 architectures undergoing deeper study.
ACCP Designated Observable Multi-Center Architecture Study: ACCP Study Plan & Schedule
17-Jun-2020 | documentThis document summarizes the ACCP study status and progress for June/July 2020. Major work areas in progress include the Lidar Special Study, JAXA Special Studies, the CDC #5, and SATM development.
Earth System Predictability R&D: Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief
04-Jun-2020 | documentOn June 4-5, 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop on Earth system predictability research and development. An earlier community roundtable discussion informed the themes of the workshop, which was designed to explore opportunities for key research and development activities that would be most valuable with regard to understanding fundamental, theoretical limits of Earth system predictability.
An Overview of NASA’s A-CCP Pre-formulation Study
27-Jun-2019 | documentIn this poster the authors present an overview of the ACCP study. Starting with its roots at the 2017 Decadal Survey, we will outline the main goals and science objectives of ACCP, followed by a brief description of the study approach, value framework and architectures being considered.
Aerosols and Cloud-Convection Precipitation (A-CCP) Study
16-Jul-2018 | documentIn response to NASA's Designated Observables Guidance for Multi-Center Study Plans released on June 1, 2018, GSFC, LaRC, JPL, MSFC, GRC and ARC submit this Study Plan to the NASA Earth Science Division for the Aerosol (A) and Cloud, Convection, and Precipitation (CCP) Pre-formulation Study (A-CCP).
A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space
05-Jan-2018 | documentThis report provides a comprehensive overview of the present decadal survey and its key findings and recommendations.
Human Induced Versus Naturally Occurring Aerosols
19-Feb-2009 | movieThis animation juxtaposes ocean clouds and city clouds. Both zoom to the particle-detail level to show the difference in aerosol particle number and back out to show that clouds over oceans are taller and darker than those over cities.