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Comparing the potential numerical weather prediction impacts of several Doppler wind lidar concepts
Author(s): George David Emmitt
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Paper Abstract

In the 1970’s a government study was conducted to assess the technological feasibility of obtaining wind profiles from space using a Doppler lidar. In the 80’s, NASA considered developing a Doppler wind lidar but put plans on hold as the projected costs rose. In the 90’s, global wind observations remained a unmet need and a series of model experiments (Observing System Simulation Experiments) were conducted to perform instrument trades and general weather forecast impact assessments. This paper reports on some recent results of OSSEs at NOAA’s NCEP (National Center for Environmental Prediction) and NASA’s DAO (Data Assimilation Office).

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5234, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII, (2 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.508429
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George David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5234:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII
Roland Meynart; Joan B. Lurie; Steven P. Neeck; Michelle L. Aten; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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