NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission Science Users\' Handbook

NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission Science Users\' Handbook
Title:
NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission Science Users' Handbook
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
033-000-01392-2
ISBN:
9780160949296
Description

If you are a NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) or ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) scientist or algorithm developer the comprehensive date set this user handbook provides will be exceedingly useful.

The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), or NISAR, mission is a multi-disciplinary radar mission and is a joint partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). In this text you will discover that many elements of NISAR are explored as a tool for measuring changes globally that can impact science breakthroughs.

The users’ handbook contains an extensive use of graphs, tables, photographs and examples of useful algorithms to present a comprehensive technical reference to better equip those engaged in the scientific endeavor to better understand the causes and consequences of land surface changes based upon the NISAR mission to make the necessary integrated measurements required for study and analysis.

In this technical and scientific reference, you will find a few chapters that feature examination of climate change factors with the use of NISAR measurements such as:

Solid Earth Processes

Ecosystems

Dynamics of Ice

Ocean Studies and Coastal Processes

Measurements in Surface Deformation and Change

And More

This volume also includes an extensive number of appendices to provide you with additional information not included within the main portion of the book. For example, the appendix back matter includes Glossary of Terms, Historical Background for NISAR, NISAR Science Team Contributors, Key Concepts, and Baseline Requirements to name a few.

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Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION 1

2 SCIENCE FOCUS AREAS 6

2.1 Solid Earth Processes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides  8

2.2 Ecosystems: Biomass, Disturbance, Agriculture and Inundation 10

2.3 Dynamics of Ice: Ice sheets, Glaciers, and Sea Ice12

2.4 Applications 14

2.5 Disaster Response.18

2.6 Ocean Studies and Coastal Processes  19

3 MISSION MEASUREMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS 20

3.1 Measurements of surface deformation and change 20

3.2 Landcover and Forest characterization with L-band SAR 21

3.3 Requirements and Science Traceability  23

4.1 Observing Strategy 29

4.2 Reference Science Orbit  30

4.3 Mission Phases and Timeline 34

4.4 Ground Segment Overview 37

4.5 Telecommunications  40

4.6 Mission Planning and Operations 42

4.7 Instrument design .44

4.8 Flight Systems/Spacecraft 49

4.9 Project Status 51

5 MISSION DATA PRODUCTS 52

5.1 L0 Data Products 54

5.2 L1 Data Products 56

5.3 L2 Data Products  59

5.4 Data Product Delivery/How to access NISAR data 60

6 SCIENCE DATA PRODUCTS AND VALIDATION APPROACHES 62

6.1 Solid Earth Science products .62

6.1.1 Theoretical Basis of Algorithm .62

6.1.2 Implementation approach for algorithm 66

6.1.3 Planned output products  72

NISAR Science Users’ Handbook ii 6.2 Ecosystems Products- Biomass 72

6.2.1 Theoretical Basis of Algorithm 73

6.2.2 Implementation approach for algorithm 80

6.2.1 Planned output products 86

6.3 Ecosystems Products- Disturbance 88

6.3.1 Theoretical basis of algorithm 88

6.3.2 Implementation approach for algorithm 91

6.3.3 Planned output Products 97

6.4 Ecosystems Products – Inundation 97

6.4.1 Implementation approach for algorithm 99

6.4.2 Planned output products 103

6.5 Ecosystems Products – Crop Monitoring 103

6.5.1 Theoretical basis of algorithm 104

6.5.2 Implementation approach for algorithm 107

6.5.3 Planned Output Products 110

6.6 Cryosphere products- Ice Sheets 110

6.6.1 Theoretical basis of algorithm 111

6.6.2 Implementation approach for algorithm 114

6.6.3 Planned output products 123

6.7 Cryosphere products- Sea Ice 123

6.7.1 Theoretical basis of algorithm 124

6.7.2 Implementation approach for algorithm 130

6.7.3 Planned output products 134

7 ERROR SOURCES 135

7.1 Polarimetric Error Sources 135

7.2 Interferometric Error Sources 137

8 CALIBRATION AND VALIDATION 141

8.1 Background 141

8.2 Calibration and Validation activities 142

8.3 Calibration/Validation Roles and Responsibilities 150

9 CONCLUSIONS 152

10 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 154

11 REFERENCES.156

12 GLOSSARY 176

Audience

The primary users of the information provided within this user handbook are NISAR scientists and algorithm developers, however anyone interested in the study of earth’s geologic and environmental changes will be interested in this handbook.

Product Details

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Publisher:
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Key Phrases:
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  • Indian Space Research Organization
  • NISAR Mission Science User's Handbook
  • India
  • JPL 400 1707 08/19
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Record Creation Date:
12/13/2018
Last Status Update:
10/03/2019
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