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HIRS-hybrid: a high-resolution sounder for the near term
Author(s): Joe A. Jenney; David L. Melton; L. D. Howell; William L. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The accuracy of global weather forecasts is limited by the vertical resolution and accuracy of the HIRS. Higher spectral resolution sounders with 1000-1500 channels are under development but are unlikely to be operational until 2007. A concept has been developed by ITT A/CD and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin/Madison that can provide high resolution sounding much earlier. This concept involves adding a longwave Fourier transform spectrometer to the current HIRS/3. This can be done in a low risk and low cost way that will provide advanced sounding data products without impacting the existing operational weather system capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258880
Show Author Affiliations
Joe A. Jenney, ITT Aerospace/Communications Div. (United States)
David L. Melton, ITT Aerospace/Communications Div. (United States)
L. D. Howell, ITT Aerospace/Communications Div. (United States)
William L. Smith, ITT Aerospace/Communications Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2832:
Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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