CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Deformation, Ecosystem Structure, and Dynamics of Ice (DESDynI) mission was one of the missions recommended to NASA in supoort of the Earth Science and Applications from Space. The msision explicitly addresses the fundamental question for Earth Sciences : "How is Earth changing and what are the consequences for life on Earth?" DESDynI addresses the following focus areas for Earth Sciences; Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems, Climate Variability and Change, and Earth Surface and Interior. The deliverables are technical and programmatic documents that form the foundation of the requirements definition of the DESDynl SAR instrument. These documents will include requirements, design and trades and early estimate of resources.