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Durham University

Department of Geography

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NASA - Research opportunities in space and earth science: ocean vector wind science team

(1 March 2005)

The Nasa Science Mission Directorate invites applications for its ocean vector wind science team under the research opportunities in space and earth science program. The OVWST supports the analysis and interpretation of ocean vector winds and other applications derived from earth-observing missions carrying scatterometers and polarimetric radiometers.

This program element solicits scientific investigations that require the accurate and extensive vector wind and backscatter measurements provided by QuikSCAT and the combined QuikSCAT/Midori-2 SeaWinds scatterometers. Proposals that focus on the following areas are particularly encouraged:

•oceanographic, meteorological, climate, and/or interdisciplinary research;

•focused geophysical analyses;

•development, refinement, and application of advanced validation techniques;

•development, validation, and scientific application of advanced backscatter and vector wind products;

•development and refinement of innovative rain detection techniques;

•development, refinement, and application of assimilation and analysis techniques.

Deadline: notice of intent April 1; proposal due June 1, 2005