Ocean Salinity Science Team and Salinity Continuity Processing Meeting
August 27-29, 2018, Santa Rosa, California
NASA Physical Oceanography Program is sponsoring an Ocean Salinity Science Team and Salinity Continuity Processing meeting, to be held at Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, California, August 27-29, 2018. The main objectives of the meeting are to:
- Review recent work related to the development and application of satellite sea surface salinity (SSS) products in the context of NASA’s Ocean Salinity Science Team.
- Discuss research progress and plans of the NASA-supported Salinity Continuity Processing project to retrieve and improve SSS from the SMAP satellite to extend NASA’s satellite SSS record beyond Aquarius.
- Develop a strategy for a satellite SSS observing system for the future in the context of the US Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space and international cooperation
We encourage your contributions to the meeting by submitting abstracts that are relevant to the meeting objectives described above. Specific topics of abstracts include:
- Applications of satellite SSS (including those from NASA’s Aquarius and SMAP missions as well as ESA’s SMOS mission).
- Synergistic use of these data with other in-situ and satellite observations as well as models.
- Quality assessment of satellite SSS and evaluation of consistency for SSS products from different satellite missions.
- Algorithm improvement for satellite SSS retrievals.
- Future salinity mission concepts and the related technology development.
- Community engagement and capacity building related to satellite SSS.
Organizing Committee Members:
- Tony Lee, JPL
- Thomas Meissner, RSS
- Frank Wentz, RSS
- Shannon Brown, JPL
- Emmanuel Dinnat, GSFC
- Peter Hacker, Univ. Hawai’i
- David Levine, GSFC