Summary of the NMC/NESDIS/DoD Conference on DMSP Retrieval Products R. G. Isaacs,* E. Kalnay,+ G. Ohring,** and R. McClatchey++ 1. Introduction academic research community, the major operational numerical weather-prediction centers, and industry. A recurring theme at recent satellite meteorology The research community was represented by the Air and numerical weather prediction symposia has been Force Phillips Laboratory (PL), the Naval Research the availability and relevance of certain unique prod- Laboratory (NRL), the NOAA/NESDIS, and the Na- ucts derived from the Defense Meteorological Satellite tional Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Program (DMSP) sensors, particularly the Special Operational centers included the NMC, the navy's Sensor Microwave Temperature Sounder (SSM/T) Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (FNOC), Air and Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) prod- Force Global Weather Central (AFGWC), the Euro- ucts. As real-time access to these data has been pean Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts improved through the shared processing efforts of (ECMWF), and Canada's Atmospheric Environment both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Na- Service. DoD was also represented by headquarters, tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Na- Air Force Space Systems Division, and the Air Weather tional Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service. Industry representatives included those from Service (NOAA/NESDIS),
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1993
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