We conducted the Post-Deployment Science Readiness Review and Mission Readiness Review at USC on January 30. Science team members, radar team members, and JSC representatives presented status overview on science product generation, radar health, and aircraft schedule and readiness respectively. Review board members either participated in person (Bruce Tagg, Randy Albertson, Mark Davis) or called in (Todd Denkins, Jared Entin). We completed the planned science campaigns at all sites (over 450 flight hours) except for a few missing flights due to government shutdown in October and Air Force radar restrictions at Tonzi Ranch (near Sacramento). L1 data product delivery is on schedule while delivery of L2 and higher products is progressing well. The Harvard team (led by Paul Moorcroft) presented some preliminary L4 Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE) results from Walnut Gulch and Harvard Forest. They showed that by assimilating L2/3 root zone soil moisture data (derived from the radar measurements and ancillary data) they were able to produce significantly more refined NEE maps over the two biomes.
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AirMOSS conducts Post-Deployment Science Readiness Review and Mission Readiness Review
Thursday, February 6, 2014