Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface (AirMOSS)



The goal of AirMOSS E/PO activities is to inform and/or increase the public’s understanding of the global carbon cycle, especially how the exchange of carbon dioxide between the land and the atmosphere result in regional-, continental-, and global-scale carbon fluxes and how this in turn, affects global climate; of the role of vegetation and RZSM in these processes; and how NASA airborne science instruments and personnel contribute to this body of knowledge. The AirMOSS E/PO team has a long history of developing engaging and inspiring activities and tools for outreach. The unique team of scientists and engineers assembled to perform the AirMOSS investigations include scientists from universities and government agencies who have broad experiences in terrestrial ecology, hydrology, and radar remote sensing. Engineers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) contribute their extensive experience in delivering and operating airborne SARs. The E/PO team and collaborators will enjoy a close working relationship with the project scientists and engineers ensuring that we can meet our E/PO goals.

Lead Organizations

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)




Partnership with NASA Space Place, which will support K-12 education activities; with JPL Solar System Ambassadors and Museum Alliance to support informal education activities.




TBD - this project runs from October 2012-September 2014



Effectiveness and Impact

TBD - this project runs from October 2012-September 2014