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International Polar Year – GIIPSY Documents, Publications, and Mission Plans


Science Data Requirements and Mission Planning

The following files summarize a community assessment of GIIPSY satellite data requirements. Detailed requirements and justifications are discussed in the GIIPSY Science Requirements Document. A consolidated and numbered set of science themes are listed in GIIPSY Thematic Objectives. These were presented and tentatively adopted by the Space Task Group. A spread sheet linking GIIPSY thematic objectives by number to specific observational requirements is included as the GIIPSY Check List. The GIIPSY Check List also refers to image and digital maps listed below.

GIIPSY Science Requirements Document
GIIPSY Thematic Objectives
GIIPSY Check List

Image Maps of Coverage

Antarctica and Greenland Ice Sheets

Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice



Mission Plans