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Hyperwall Stories Lenticular Card
PDF icon HyperwallStoriesLenticular.508 Compliant.pdf

This lenticular card flips between popular images from NASA's Hyperwall shows. Hyperwall stories are available for download as PowerPoint and Keynote Files at svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/hw.

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ISS-Rapid Scatterometer (2014)
PDF icon ISS-RapidScat Mission Brochure (11.11 MB), Binary Data ISS-RapidScat.ibooks

Described in this brochure, NASA’s International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is the first scientific instrument specifically created to observe Earth winds from the space station. Scheduled for launch in late 2014, the experimental mission will measure ocean-surface wind speeds and directions, providing data that are needed to support weather and marine forecasting—including tracking storms and hurricanes—and climate research. The space station’s unique orbit will allow ISS-RapidScat to make the first direct observations of how ocean winds vary over the course of the day.

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NASA Science Gallery
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The NASA Science Gallery reveals the “big picture” to help tell twelve fascinating stories about our changing planet.

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Observing Carbon Dioxide in the Earth System
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This lenticular card illustrates that while natural and anthropogenic (i.e., human- induced) carbon sources and sinks can be found almost anywhere in the world, human activities are causing the sources of carbon to outweigh the sinks. The back of the card explains that NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission is the first NASA satellite dedicated to monitoring carbon dioxide, and it will do so with greater precision and detail than current instruments.

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Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (2014)
PDF icon OCO-2MissionBrochure_final_508.pdf, Binary Data OCO2.ibooks

This brochure describes NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) mission. OCO-2 is the first NASA satellite dedicated to monitoring carbon dioxide, and it will do so with greater precision and detail than current instruments. Data from OCO-2 will help scientists understand where carbon dioxide is being emitted and removed from the atmosphere, subsequently allowing them to make projections of how Earth’s climate might respond to these changes in the future.

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Soil Moisture Active Passive (2014)
PDF icon PDF, Binary Data SMAP-Soil Moisture Active Passive.ibooks

The Soil Moisture Active Passive, or SMAP, mission (described in this brochure) is NASA’s first Earth-observing satellite mission designed to collect continuous global observations of surface soil moisture and freeze/thaw state every 2-3 days at 3 to 40 kilometer (~2 to 25 mile) spatial resolution. As suggested by the name “Active Passive,” SMAP will carry an active microwave radar and a passive microwave radiometer that will measure across a 1000-kilometer (~621-mile) wide swath. The ability to measure global soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state from space with unprecedented accuracy and spatial resolution will allow scientists to better understand the processes that link the Earth’s water, energy, and carbon cycles, as well as enhance the predictive skills of weather and climate models. In addition, scientists can use these data to develop improved flood prediction and drought monitoring capabilities. Societal benefits include improved water-resource management, agricultural productivity, and wildfire and landslide predictions.

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Soil Moisture Active Passive, Lenticular (2014)
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NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission (described on this lenticular product), scheduled to launch in late 2014, is designed to collect continuous global observations of surface soil moisture and freeze/thaw state every 2-3 days at 3 to 40 kilometer spatial resolution. SMAP will carry an active microwave radar and a passive microwave radiometer that will measure across a 1000-kilometer wide swath. These measurements will allow scientists to better understand the processes that link the Earth’s water, energy, and carbon cycles, as well as enhance the predictive skills of weather and climate models. Scientists can also use SMAP data to develop improved flood prediction and drought monitoring capabilities.

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World Parks Lenticular Card
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This lenticular card shows environmental changes inside four National Parks around the world.

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2013 NASA Science Mission Directorate Calendar
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A Guide for Preparing Hyperwall Content
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If you are a NASA affiliate and need to prepare content for the hyperwall, will be using the hyperwall to deliver a presentation, and/or want to learn more about designing hyperwall layouts, please refer to this guide and discover an easy way to design your hyperwall layout.

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