Mission Themes Overview
Illuminating Earth’s Dynamic Surface and Interior
NISAR would measure surface deformation to determine the likelihood of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides, and monitor groundwater, hydrocarbon, and sequestered CO2 reservoirs.
Understanding Earth's Cold Regions
NISAR would determine how climate and ice masses interrelate and raise sea level and will measure changes in sea ice, snow extent, permafrost, and surface melting.
NISAR would measure aquifer extent and change over the Earth's vulnerable water systems.