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Use Of Satellite Data In Operational Numerical Weather Prediction
Author(s): Robert E. Kistler; Ronald D. McPherson
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Paper Abstract

The presentation is intended as a contribution to greater understanding between data producers and data users. First, the historical evolution the data base for operational numerical weather prediction will be reviewed. Secondly, the characteristics of the various remotely-sensed observation systems will be outlined. Third, the objective analysis section of the data assimilation system will be described, with emphasis on the treatment of remotely sensed data. The discussion will conclude with some speculation concerning the challenges presented by new observing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing, (1 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943073
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Robert E. Kistler, National Meteorological Center (United States)
Ronald D. McPherson, National Meteorological Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0481:
Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing

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