Operation IceBridge Mid-Term Review 2014
The primary work of the IceBridge Mid-Term Review Team was to evaluate how the measurements, data management and research activities of Operation IceBridge (OIB) have addressed the project goals and Level 1 Science Requirements (L1SR) at the mid-term of the project. In particular, the team has addressed the questions:
- Is OIB making the right measurements at the right times and places to accomplish its goals and objectives?
- Is OIB meeting the information needs of its target research community by providing data that are timely, easily accessible, useful and well-documented?
Elements of the work included:
- review the OIB Science Plan and goals, the L1SR and their relation to instruments, measurements, flight lines, data stream, and applications of the data
- assess progress towards goals and L1SR
- identify gaps and problems to be addressed in the second half of OIB
- condense items (i)-(iii) into a report of approximately 20 pages to be submitted to OIB management NASA HQ, Cryosphere Program.
The scope of the effort includes Operation IceBridge, ICESat-2, ICESat-1 and CryoSat-2. The report was drafted in two sections by the sea-ice sub-group (SIG) and land-ice sub-group (LIG):