ESSIC / CICS-MD Associate Research Scientist Sinead Farrell was quoted in a recent article published in Nature titled “Arctic scientists iced out by US–India radar mission”.
The story discusses NISAR, an upcoming NASA and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) radar mission that will study changing polar ice. Recently, NISAR mission managers have made the decision to focus the satellite’s observations on Antarctica, removing the possibility of monitoring Arctic sea ice cover.
This decision, seen by some as short-sighted, has split polar scientists.
Farrell is quoted on the importance of synthetic aperture radar (SAR), the data that will be collected by NISAR that records changes in ice through polar nights when ice is not visible to regular satellites.
In addition to her work at ESSIC and CICS-MD, Sinead Farrell is a visiting scientist at the Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), and an affiliate of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). She is also a principal investigator on both the NASA ICESat-2 Science Definition Team and the NASA/NOAA Ocean Surface Topography Science Team.
To read the article in full, click here: “Arctic scientists iced out by US–India radar mission”.