Water and Life in the Universe

Water and Life in the Universe

2nd COSPAR Symposium on Water and Life in the Universe, Foz do Iguaçu - Brazil, 09 - 13 November 2015.

Session S3 on Satellite and Probe Missions for Water Remote Sensing on Earth, Planets, and Other Celestial Bodies

The main goal of the session is to show achievements of especially dedicated satellite water missions such as

* ESA's water mission SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity)

* NASA's SMAP (Soil Moisture Active and Passive)

* pioneering missions based on GNSS-R signals also transmitting information on soil moisture (ESA's PARIS (Passive Reflectometry and Interferometry System) In orbit-demonstrator

* GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment)

* GPM and TRMM missions (NASA-JAXA)

all missions that are helping to advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycle, improving forecasting of extremes events that cause natural hazard and disaster, and extend current capabilities in using accurate and timely information to directly benefit society.

MSO: Ernesto Lopez-Baeza (Univ. Valencia, Spain), Luiz Augusto Toledo Machado (INPE, Brazil), Antonio Geraldo Ferreira (UFC, Brazil), Daniel Vila (INPE, Brazil), Gail Skofronick- Jackson (NASA, USA), Bernard Foing (ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands), Jérôme Benveniste (ESA-ESRIN, Italy)

See Session 3 Programme <http://cosparbrazil2015.org/?page_id=4341>