ERIC Number: ED127146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Practical Applications of Space Systems, Supporting Paper 1: Weather and Climate.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
This report summarizes the findings of one of fourteen panels that studied progress in space science applications and defined user needs potentially capable of being met by space-system applications. The study was requested by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and was conducted by the Space Applications Board. The panels comprised user specialists drawn from federal, state, and local governments and from business and industry. In this report, the Panel on Weather and Climate discusses space applications to meteorology, specifically, present-weather display, short-range forecasts, synoptic forecasts, and long-range weather and climate prediction. High-priority needs within present systems are also discussed; these include improved sounding of the atmosphere, improved geostationary satellites, monitoring oceans, and accurate determination of occurrence and intensity of precipitation, soil moisture, and water content of snow. (MH)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Climate, Communications Satellites, Meteorology, Research, Science Education, Space Sciences, Technology, Weather
Space Applications Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
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