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NPOESS program and the performance of advanced infrared sounders
Author(s): Mitchell D. Goldberg; Donald Blersch
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Paper Abstract

The NPOESS program merges the United States military and civil operational meteorological satellite systems. The convergence of both systems result in significant cost savings and most importantly increase system performance. An example of improved performance is the inclusion of an advanced high spectral resolution infrared sounder, which will greatly improve the accuracy of satellite temperature and moisture soundings and is expected to yield significant improvements in numerical weather prediction. Further benefits include nowcasting and climate studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3501, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.577947
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Mitchell D. Goldberg, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Donald Blersch, U.S. Integrated Program Office (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3501:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds
Jinxue Wang; Beiying Wu; Toshihiro Ogawa; Zheng-hua Guan, Editor(s)

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