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SAGE III on the International Space Station
PDF icon ISS-SAGE III Mission Brochure PDF (4 MB), Binary Data ISS-SAGE III iBook (36 MB)

NASA’s Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) family of remote-sensing-satellite instruments has long measured ozone (O3) concentrations, stratospheric aerosols, water vapor, and other trace gases that influence Earth’s atmosphere. Planned for launch in 2016, SAGE III on the International Space Station will continue the legacy of accurate SAGE measurements. This brochure provides details about the instrument, launch and installation, ground system and data, and more!

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2014 NASA Science Mission Directorate Calendar
PDF icon 2014 calendar final_508.pdf

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CATS: Measuring Clouds and Aerosols from the ISS
PDF icon ISS-CATS_Final_508.pdf, Binary Data ISS_CATS.ibooks

In 2011 the International Space Station (ISS) NASA Research Office offered scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center a mounting location onboard the space station for a new lidar instrument called the Clouds and Aerosol Transport System (CATS). Described in this brochure, CATS provides vertical profiles of cloud and aerosol properties at three wavelengths (1064, 532, and 355 nanometers). The CATS mission seeks to build on the CALIPSO data record, provide observational lidar data to improve research and operational modeling programs, and demonstrate new lidar retrievals of clouds and aerosols from space. These technologies and the science gained from the CATS mission will be used to design future missions that will study clouds and aerosols and their affects on Earth’s climate and air quality for years to come.

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COP-20 Hyperwall Content
PDF icon COP-20_2014 Hyperwall Flyer.pdf

This brochure provides information about the content displayed on NASA's Hyperwall in the U.S. Center at the twentieth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-20) held December 1-12, 2014, in Lima, Peru.

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GPM: Global Precipitation Measurement
PDF icon GPM Factsheet 2013.pdf

In this lithograph, you will learn about the specifics of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission. GPM is an international partnership co-led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). This mission centers on the deployment of a GPM Core Observatory and consists of a network, or constellation, of additional satellites that together will provide next-generation global observations of precipitation from space.

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Hyperwall Stories Lenticular Card
PDF icon HyperwallStoriesLenticular.508 Compliant.pdf

This lenticular card flips between popular images from NASA's Hyperwall shows. Hyperwall stories are available for download as PowerPoint and Keynote Files at svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/hw.

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ISS-Rapid Scatterometer (2014)
PDF icon ISS-RapidScat Mission Brochure (11.11 MB), Binary Data ISS-RapidScat.ibooks

Described in this brochure, NASA’s International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is the first scientific instrument specifically created to observe Earth winds from the space station. Scheduled for launch in late 2014, the experimental mission will measure ocean-surface wind speeds and directions, providing data that are needed to support weather and marine forecasting—including tracking storms and hurricanes—and climate research. The space station’s unique orbit will allow ISS-RapidScat to make the first direct observations of how ocean winds vary over the course of the day.

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NASA Science Gallery
PDF icon sgb.pdf

The NASA Science Gallery reveals the “big picture” to help tell twelve fascinating stories about our changing planet.

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Observing Carbon Dioxide in the Earth System
PDF icon Carboncard_508.pdf

This lenticular card illustrates that while natural and anthropogenic (i.e., human- induced) carbon sources and sinks can be found almost anywhere in the world, human activities are causing the sources of carbon to outweigh the sinks. The back of the card explains that NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission is the first NASA satellite dedicated to monitoring carbon dioxide, and it will do so with greater precision and detail than current instruments.

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Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (2014)
PDF icon OCO-2MissionBrochure_final_508.pdf, Binary Data OCO2.ibooks

This brochure describes NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) mission. OCO-2 is the first NASA satellite dedicated to monitoring carbon dioxide, and it will do so with greater precision and detail than current instruments. Data from OCO-2 will help scientists understand where carbon dioxide is being emitted and removed from the atmosphere, subsequently allowing them to make projections of how Earth’s climate might respond to these changes in the future.

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