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Potential impact of space-based lidar wind profiles on weather predicition
Author(s): Robert M. Atlas; G. David Emmitt; Joseph Terry; Eugenia Brin; Joseph Ardizzone; Juan Carlos Jusem; Dennis Bungato
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Paper Abstract

Observing system simulation experiments (OSSE's) provide an effective means to evaluate the potential impact of a proposed observing system, as well as to determine tradeoffs in their design, and to evaluate data assimilation methodology. Great care must be taken to ensure realism of the OSSE's, and in the interpretation of OSSE results. All of the OSSE's that have been conducted to date have demonstrated tremendous potential for space-based wind profile data to improve atmospheric analyses, forecasts, and research. This has been true for different data assimilation systems, analysis methodology, and model resolutions. OSSE's clearly show much greater potential for observations of the complete wind profile than for single-level wind data or observations of the boundary layer alone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5154, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV, (23 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.503859
Show Author Affiliations
Robert M. Atlas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
G. David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc. (United States)
Joseph Terry, Science Applications International Corp./NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Eugenia Brin, Science Applications International Corp./NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Joseph Ardizzone, Science Applications International Corp./NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Juan Carlos Jusem, Science Applications International Corp./NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dennis Bungato, Science Applications International Corp./NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5154:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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