Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) Instrument

Lead PI: Dr. Joaquim I Goes , Helga do Rosario Gomes , Joseph Salisbury

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

May 2021 - January 2030
Active
North America ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: GLIMR will be integrated on a NASA-selected platform and launched in the 2026-2027 timeframe into a geosynchronous orbit where it will be able to monitor a wide area, centered on the Gulf of Mexico, for up to 15 hours a day. From this vantage point, the hyperspectral ocean color radiometer will measure the reflectance of sunlight from optically complex coastal waters in narrow wavebands. GLIMR will be able to gather many observations of a given area each day, a critical capability in studying phenomena such as the lifecycle of coastal phytoplankton blooms and oil spills in a way that would not be possible from a satellite in a low-Earth orbit. Given its unique spatial and temporal resolution, GLIMR will be highly complementary to other low-Earth orbit satellites that observe the ocean.

SPONSOR:

University of New Hampshire

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration-NASA

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$840,259

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of New Hampshire

WEBSITE:

https://eos.unh.edu/glimr

KEYWORDS

coastal dynamics environmental monitoring