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Aqua: AIRS, AMSU, HSB, AMSR-E, CERES, MODIS DLESE Reviewed Collection
This brochure provides an overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and data products Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice. Additional variables also measured by Aqua include radiative energy fluxes, aerosols, vegetation cover on the land, phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter in the oceans, and air, land, and water temperatures. Note: this guide was produced before Aqua was launched; for the most recent information on Aqua, go to http://aqua.nasa.gov.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Book
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Cryology
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd372
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Steve M.
SSAI