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The atmospheric processes on climate and its changes (APOCC) initiative
Author(s): Martin Bergeron; Thomas Piekutowski; Ernest Hilsenrath; Ron Wilkinson; Stella Melo
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Paper Abstract

The Canadian Space Agency issued, in 2007, a Request for Proposals on The Atmospheric Processes on Climate and its Changes (APOCC). Innovative mission concepts were selected on the basis that they: Lead to new scientific understanding of atmospheric processes that regulate Earth's climate; Address questions of particular importance for northern latitudes; Build on Canada's experience and capacity in atmospheric science; Complement/ be synergistic with planned international missions. With the concept studies finished, the foreseen way forward is to issue support initiatives to develop those reformulated concepts that combine the most promising ideas in several affordable instrument contributions and Canadian spacecraft missions. This paper presents the rationale for the continued implementation of the APOCC initiative.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8176, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV, 81761J (3 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898290
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Bergeron, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Thomas Piekutowski, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Ernest Hilsenrath, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Ron Wilkinson, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Stella Melo, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)

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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