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Application of lidar winds to data assimilation and numerical weather prediction
Author(s): Robert M. Atlas
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Paper Abstract

One of the major applications of space-based Doppler wind lidar is to improve atmospheric analyses and numerical weather prediction (NWP). Since the mid 1980s, Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) have been conducted in order to evaluate the potential impact of lidar winds on NWP. These experiments have shown tremendous potential for satellite lidar observations to improve atmospheric analyses and forecasts. In addition, the OSSEs are providing an evaluation of trade-offs in lidar design, and are currently being used to define the specific requirements for lidar winds in terms of horizontal and vertical coverage and accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3707, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351349
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Robert M. Atlas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3707:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV
Gary W. Kamerman; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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