Status Report

NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 23: Cryospheric Sciences Delay of Proposal Due Date

By SpaceRef Editor
May 21, 2020
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The Cryospheric Sciences Program supports investigations of polar ice, including the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, polar glaciers, and sea ice in the Arctic and Southern Oceans, that are based on satellite and airborne remote sensing. The program seeks to improve our understanding of cryospheric processes, link the cryosphere to the global climate system, and/or advance predictive capabilities.

Specifically, this opportunity seeks proposals that utilize remote sensing data to:


·         Improve our understanding of ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions and their impact on the global climate.

·         Improve our understanding of ice sheet, ice shelf, and glacier processes and how those processes affect ice mass balance and ultimately sea level rise.

·         Establish time series of ice sheet and sea ice geophysical parameters and investigate trends and variabilities, and their drivers to aid model predictions.

·         Develop new data sets needed to improve sea ice and ice sheet models or the representation of polar processes in global climate models.


ROSES-2020 Amendment 23 delays the due date for proposals for A.17 Cryospheric Science by one month to avoid overlap with two other Earth Science research programs. Proposals are now due July 30, 2020.


On or about May 21, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2020” (NNH20ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on SARA’s ROSES blog at:


Questions concerning A.17 Cryospheric Science may be directed to Thorsten Markus, who may be reached at


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