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Certified Consulting Meteorologists The National Polar-Orbiting Operational Envi- Information Technology Systems Corporation, ronmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Integrated Bomem, and Ball Aerospace as the algorithm devel- Program Office awarded a $13.1 million contract oper for the Cross-Track Infrared Sensor, which will to Atmospheric and Environmental Research, measure the vertical temperature and humidity profile of Inc. (AER) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to de- the atmosphere, and the Visible/Infrared Imager Radi- velop a premier algorithm for three critical sensor ometer Suite, which will provide a range of 29 different payloads being designed for NPOESS. measurements from ocean temperature to cloud cover. NPOESS was established by a directive from Presi- For the Conical Microwave Imager Sounder dent Clinton in May 1994. It combines the country's (CMIS) sensor contract, AER teamed with prime, military and civilian weather satellite programs, the Hughes Space and Communications Company and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's related organizations Hughes STX, Raytheon E-Sys- Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites, tems, and Millitech. CMIS will measure ocean surface and the Department of Defense's Defense Meteoro- wind speed and direction, soil moisture, surface tem- logical Satellite Program into a single system. It is perature, temperature and moisture profiles through designed to provide meteorological, oceanographic, clouds, cloud liquid water, and land surface character- environmental, climatic, and space information for im- istics, such as sea ice and snow cover. • proved environmental understanding, aviation safety, air quality management, agricultural practices, and severe storm forecasting and tracking. (WI{D(ONSULTIH(S ftlfflOMOCKTS AER will support the two contract primes, ITT Aerospace/Communications Division of Fort 57 8 Robert D. O'Neal 1997 Wayne, Indiana, and Hughes Space and Communi 57 9 Chris S. Orr 1997 cations Company of Los Angeles, California, as al- gorithm developer. It will team with ITT and Hughes The hydrogen generator that provides hydrogen at usable pressure without a compressor! The latest in Teledyne Brown Engineering Energy Systems line of hydrogen generators, ALTUS 20 is designed primarily for inflating weather balloons. Unlike other gas generators intended : I for balloon inflation, ALTUS 20 provides hydrogen at usable ' Jif e and storable pressure; no compressor necessary. A Si Other features include: • Easy installation and maintenance. • Microprocessor control for automatic operation and superior reliability. • Electricity and water operation; no methanol or acid-metal supplies required. fil l I • Compact size and rugged construction. For more information, contact us today! ^TELEDYN E BROWN ENGINEERING Energ y Systems 1070 7 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley, M D 21031-1311 U.S.A. 410-771-860 0 FAX: 410-771-8618 Telex: 8778 0 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2267 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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The National Polar-Orbiting Operational Envi- Information Technology Systems Corporation, ronmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Integrated Bomem, and Ball Aerospace as the algorithm devel- Program Office awarded a $13.1 million contract oper for the Cross-Track Infrared Sensor, which will to Atmospheric and Environmental Research, measure the vertical temperature and humidity profile of Inc. (AER) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to de- the atmosphere, and the Visible/Infrared Imager Radi- velop a premier algorithm for three critical sensor ometer Suite, which will provide a range of 29 different payloads being designed for NPOESS. measurements from ocean temperature to cloud cover. NPOESS was established by a directive from Presi- For the Conical Microwave Imager Sounder dent Clinton in May 1994. It combines the country's (CMIS) sensor contract, AER teamed with prime, military and civilian weather satellite programs, the Hughes Space and Communications Company and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's related organizations Hughes STX, Raytheon E-Sys- Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites, tems, and Millitech. CMIS will measure ocean surface and the Department of Defense's Defense Meteoro- wind speed and direction, soil moisture, surface tem- logical Satellite Program into a single system. It is perature, temperature and moisture profiles through designed to provide meteorological, oceanographic, clouds, cloud liquid water, and land surface character- environmental, climatic, and space information for im- istics, such as sea ice and snow cover. • proved environmental understanding, aviation safety, air quality management, agricultural practices, and severe storm forecasting and tracking. (WI{D(ONSULTIH(S ftlfflOMOCKTS AER will support the two contract primes, ITT Aerospace/Communications Division of Fort 57 8 Robert D. O'Neal 1997 Wayne, Indiana, and Hughes Space and Communi 57 9 Chris S. Orr 1997 cations Company of Los Angeles, California, as al- gorithm developer. It will team with ITT and Hughes The hydrogen generator that provides hydrogen at usable pressure without a compressor! The latest in Teledyne Brown Engineering Energy Systems line of hydrogen generators, ALTUS 20 is designed primarily for inflating weather balloons. Unlike other gas generators intended : I for balloon inflation, ALTUS 20 provides hydrogen at usable ' Jif e and storable pressure; no compressor necessary. A Si Other features include: • Easy installation and maintenance. • Microprocessor control for automatic operation and superior reliability. • Electricity and water operation; no methanol or acid-metal supplies required. fil l I • Compact size and rugged construction. For more information, contact us today! ^TELEDYN E BROWN ENGINEERING Energ y Systems 1070 7 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley, M D 21031-1311 U.S.A. 410-771-860 0 FAX: 410-771-8618 Telex: 8778 0 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2267

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