A036:
Deep Space Earth Observations





Session ID#: 24534

Session Description:
The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is located near the Earth’s first Lagrange point (L1) where it monitors the solar wind and observes the Earth with two Earth Science sensors.  The Earth sensors measure the radiative fluxes of the entire dayside of Earth as well as key spectral radiative characteristics at 10-15 km resolution.  The unique near backscatter angular perspective of DSCOVR is used in science applications to measure ozone, sulfur dioxide, aerosols, cloud height, vegetation properties, and to obtain UV radiation estimates at Earth's surface.  The session will focus on the novel perspective of Earth observations obtained from deep space. It will also have discussions on how DSCOVR measurements complement existing data from low Earth orbit and geostationary orbit observations.  Particular attention will be paid to innovative features in observations of aerosol transport, vegetation and to the role of the diurnal distribution of clouds on Earth’s radiation budget.
Primary Convener:  Alexander Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners:  Jay R Herman, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States and Adam Szabo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Index Terms:

0305 Aerosols and particles [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0370 Volcanic effects [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
3311 Clouds and aerosols [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3360 Remote sensing [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Wenying Su1, Mandana M Thieman2, David P Duda2, Konstantin V Khlopenkov2, Lusheng Liang2, Sunny Sun-Mack2, Patrick Minnis2 and Moguo SUN2, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States
Jay R Herman1, Liang Huang2, Richard D McPeters3, Jerald R Ziemke3, Alexander Cede4 and Karin Blank5, (1)University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)LuftBlick, Mutters, Austria, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 420, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Yuri Knyazikhin1, Wanjuan Song1,2, Bin Yang3,4, Matti Mottus5, Miina Rautiainen6 and Pauline Stenberg7, (1)Boston University, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Beijing Normal University, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing, China, (3)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (4)Hunan University, College of Electrical and Information Engineering, Changsha, China, (5)VTT Tech Research Centre, Espoo, Finland, (6)Aalto University, Aalto, Finland, (7)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Wanjuan Song1,2, Yuri Knyazikhin1, Guoyong Wen3, Alexander Marshak4, Guangjian Yan2, Xihan Mu2, Taejin Park1, Chi Chen1, Baodong Xu1,5 and Ranga B Myneni1, (1)Boston University, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Beijing Normal University, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing, China, (3)Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Alexander Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Tamas Varnai, NASA Goddard GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Alexander B Kostinski, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States
Jonathan H. Jiang1, Albert J. Zhai2, Chengxing Zhai3, Hui Su3, Jiazheng Li2, Yuk L Yung4 and Jay R Herman5, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Michael Boccara, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Steven C Albers, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Omar Torres1, Changwoo Ahn2, Hiren T Jethva3, Xiaoguang Xu4 and Jun Wang4, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)SSAI, Lanham, MD, United States, (3)Universities Space Research Association Columbia, Columbia, MD, United States, (4)University of Iowa, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Iowa City, IA, United States
Stephen Kane, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States, Nicolas B Cowan, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States, Shawn D Domagal-Goldman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Environments Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Jay R Herman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Tyler Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, United States and Alexander Stine, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States
Pushkar Kopparla, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Vijay Natraj, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Adrian Doicu, German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, Jonathan H. Jiang, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States, Diego G Loyola, German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany and Yuk L Yung, California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States
Qilong Min1, Emily Christine Morgan1, Yuekui Yang2, Alexander Marshak3 and Anthony B Davis4, (1)University at Albany State University of New York, Albany, NY, United States, (2)NASA, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Xiaoguang Xu, Jun Wang and Yi Wang, University of Iowa, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Iowa City, IA, United States
Tamas Varnai, University of Maryland Baltimore County, JCET, Baltimore, MD, United States, Alexander Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Alexander B Kostinski, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States
Guoyong Wen, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States, Alexander Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Wanjuan Song, Beijing Normal University, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing, China and Yuri Knyazikhin, Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States
Konstantin V Khlopenkov1, David P Duda2, Mandana M Thieman2, Sunny Sun-Mack2, Wenying Su3, Patrick Minnis3 and Kristopher M Bedka4, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States, (3)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (4)NASA Langley Research Center, Climate Science Branch, Hampton, VA, United States
Dong Huang1, Yujie Wang1, Alexei Lyapustin2 and Alexander Marshak1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Cen., Greenbelt, MD, United States
Bin Yang, Hunan University, College of Electrical and Information Engineering, Changsha, China, Alexander Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Yuri Knyazikhin, Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States
Conor Haney1, David R Doelling2, Patrick Minnis2, Rajendra Bhatt1, Benjamin R Scarino1 and Arun Gopalan1, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Kai Yang, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Weidong Yang, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Alexander Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Tamas Varnai, NASA Goddard GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Sergey Korkin, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Yujie Wang, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, United States, Alexei Lyapustin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cen., Greenbelt, MD, United States and Dong Huang, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY, United States
Simon A Carn, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States, Nickolay Anatoly Krotkov, Code 614, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Steven Taylor, Science Systems and Applications Inc., Lanham, United States, Bradford L Fisher, SSAI, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Can Li, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College PARK, MD, United States, Pawan K Bhartia, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Fred J Prata, University of Oxford, AOPP, Oxford, United Kingdom
Bradford L Fisher, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, Nickolay Anatoly Krotkov, Code 614, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Simon A Carn, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States, Steven Taylor, Science Systems and Applications Inc., Lanham, United States, Can Li, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College PARK, MD, United States, Pawan K Bhartia, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and David P Haffner, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States