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Real Time Meteorological Applications Of The Geostationary Satellite Sounder On Goes-6: Battling The Computer, Code And Clock
Author(s): C. M. Hayden; J. Schreiner Schreiner
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Paper Abstract

From the beginning of December 1983 through mid-February 1984 the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) carried out an exercise to deliver temperature and moisture profiles, derived from the GOES-6 VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS), to the National Meteorological Center (NMC) in time for input to the operational forecast at 1330 GMT. The purpose was to provide meteorological data coverage over the data sparse eastern Pacific (FPAC) where timely polar orbiting satellite data are not available. Although a product was delivered only 40 percent of the time, the experiment successfully demonstrated the feasibility of a totally automated VAS retrieval procedure. Data reliability achieved at the EPAC scale appears to be good, though lack of independent verification data requires that forecast impact studies delineate their ultimate value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing, (1 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943074
Show Author Affiliations
C. M. Hayden, NOAA/NESDIS Development Laboratory (United States)
J. Schreiner Schreiner, Space Science & Engineering Center (United States)

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

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