Weather Satellites: Development Progress and Contingency Gap Issues


Sherril G. Ryder (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC010030

This book focuses on the geostationary weather satellites and polar weather satellites. Geostationary environmental satellites play a critical role in our nation’s weather forecasting. These satellite, which are managed by the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provide information on atmospheric, oceanic, climatic, and solar conditions that help meteorologists observe and predict regional and local weather events.

They also provide a means of identifying the large-scale evolution of severe storms, such as forecasting a hurricane’s path and intensity. The Editors of this book discuss the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) program, planned to be a state-of-the-art, environment-monitoring satellite system that would replace two existing polar-orbiting environmental satellite systems. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Geostationary Weather Satellites: Progress Made, but Weaknesses in Scheduling, Contingency Planning, and Communicating with Users Need to Be Addressed

Polar Weather Satellites: NOAA Identified Ways to Mitigate Data Gaps, but Contingency Plans and Schedules Require Further Attention

Statement of Mary E. Kicza, NESDIS Assistant Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hearing on “Dysfunction in Management of Weather and Climate Satellites”

Statement of Marcus A. Watkins, Director, Joint Agency Satellite Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Hearing on “Dysfunction in Management of Weather and Climate Satellites”


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