Joint Session 5 Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies, or Climate Monitoring—Part I

Monday, 8 January 2018: 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats )
Robert Bauer, NASA Earth Science Technology Office, Greenbelt, MD and Margaret Caulfield, Silver Spring, MD

9:00 AM
High-Resolution Tomography of Upper Tropospheric and Lower Stratospheric Water Vapor with Spaceborne Active Microwave Limb Sounding
Nathaniel Livesey, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and W. G. Read, A. J. Tang, G. Chattopadhyay, T. Reck, R. Stachnik, R. Jarnot, M. L. Santee, J. Kocz, C. Felten, J. Kooi, and S. Padmanabhan

9:15 AM
RainCube, A Ka-band Precipitation Radar in a 6U CubeSat
Shivani S Joshi, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Peral, S. Tanelli, J. Sauder, N. Chahat, D. Price, and S. Statham
9:30 AM
Enabling Global Observations of Clouds and Precipitation at Fine Spatiotemporal Scales from 6U-Class SmallSat Constellations: Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D)
Steven C. Reising, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and T. C. Gaier, S. Padmanabhan, C. D. Kummerow, B. H. Lim, C. Heneghan, V. Chandrasekar, W. Berg, S. T. Brown, J. Carvo, and M. Pallas

9:45 AM
Simulation of Temporal Observations by the TEMPEST CubeSat over a Hailstorm in the Dallas–Fort Worth Area
Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and C. V. Chandra and S. C. Reising

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