NASA solicits investigations to derive geophysical information from NASA's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) and the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2. These missions were optimized to characterize changes in the thickness of the polar sea ice and continental ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland, but have other uses. Investigations are encouraged that (a) create long term, integrated records of changes in the polar ice sheets on land and sea; b) characterize processes of ice change; c) carry out comparative and integrative studies of the ICESat and CryoSat-2 observations including calibration and validation; (d) integrate data from other satellites and NASA's IceBridge mission to enhance the utility of ICESat and CryoSat 2 observations; and (e) carry out any innovative investigations using ICESat and CryoSat 2 observations for research ice sheets, sea ice, glaciers, snow, ecosystems and vegetation, atmosphere and clouds, oceanography, and land surface processes.
Notices of Intent are requested by December 10, 2012, and proposals are due by February 15, 2013.
On or about October 24, 2012, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2012" (NNH12ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity home page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2012 .
Questions concerning this program may be addressed to Thomas Wagner, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Email: email@example.com; Telephone: (202) 358-4682.