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Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observer power system architecture

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dc.contributor.author Aintablian, Harry
dc.contributor.author Stell, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Carr, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-06T00:18:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-06T00:18:33Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-14
dc.identifier.citation International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Jose, California, July 14-17, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-2486
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44902
dc.description.abstract The Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) observer is scheduled for launch in 2014. The primary science objective of SMAP is the high-resolution mapping of earth’s soil moisture. These measurements will be used to enhance understanding of processes that link the water, energy and carbon cycles, and to extend the capabilities of weather and climate prediction models. The SMAP orbit, sun-synchronous with an altitude of 680 km, was chosen to optimize the sampling characteristics of the instruments while ensuring that the resolution requirements are met. The combined active radar and passive radiometer measurement approach takes advantage of the spatial resolutions of the radar (3 km x 1000 km) and the radiometer (39 km x 47 km). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2013 en_US
dc.title Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observer power system architecture en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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