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Geostationary microwave sounder requirements
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Paper Abstract

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is considering a microwave radiometer for the next series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES-R) to be launched starting in 2012. This paper examines the products proposed for the geostationary microwave radiometer in the light of current microwave retrieval algorithms and estimates the performance achievable from geostationary altitude with a three-meter antenna. The results suggest that hemispheric soundings and rain rates can be generated on an hourly basis with the desired accuracy and horizontal resolution, that capping inversions can be detected in conjunction with infrared soundings, that hurricane warm core temperatures can be resolved using high frequencies plus deconvolution and that ocean wind and total precipitable water products can be provided with close to the desired resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5654, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment IV, (22 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579020
Show Author Affiliations
Donald Chu, Swales Aerospace (United States)
Norman C. Grody, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NESDIS (United States)
Michael Madden, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NESDIS (United States)
Joel Susskind, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William J. Blackwell, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5654:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment IV
Gail Skofronick Jackson; Seiho Uratsuka, Editor(s)

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