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Architecting 'operational' Earth monitoring satellites based on coupled climate modeling and existing sensor capabilities with constellation efficiencies: Part III
Author(s): Douglas B. Helmuth; Raymond M. Bell; David A. Bennett; David A. Grant; Timothy N. Miller; Christopher A. Lentz
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Paper Abstract

Understanding the earth's climate and collecting the requisite signatures over the next 10, 20, 30 years is a shared mandate by many of the world's governments. But there remains a daunting challenge to bridge scientific missions to 'operational' systems that truly support the demands of decision makers, scientific investigators and global users' requirements for trusted data. For this Part III paper, we will examine the required components of a coupled modeling framework to perform, with benefit of adjoint constraints , optimal forward modeling of the climate's GHG's for both demonstration and verification. Interrogating such forward modeling in detail will help uncover the most efficient and sufficient set of critical climate parameters & metrics needed to systematic capture and attribute climate monitoring environmental records. This in turn would allow globally trusted algorithms to produce climate products that the world's governments can use to most accurately assess man's impacts on earth's climate and promote informed decisions sustaining the earth's ability to support life. This paper is the climate modeling based extension to two earlier papers from 2009 & 2010.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8176, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV, 81761M (3 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897562
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Douglas B. Helmuth, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Raymond M. Bell, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
David A. Bennett, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
David A. Grant, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Timothy N. Miller, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Christopher A. Lentz, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8176:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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