Radio Frequency Allocations for Meteorological Operations and Research (Adopted by AMS Council 10 January 1999)

Radio Frequency Allocations for Meteorological Operations and Research (Adopted by AMS Council 10... policy statement Radio Frequency Allocations for Meteorological Operations and Research (Adopted by AMS Council 10 January 1999) 1. Introduction a week or more requires global observational abilities that are increasingly dependent on remote sensing The American Meteorological Society expresses technology. The variety of remote sensing tools to ac- its concern about the negative impact of the erosion complish these varied requirements includes weather in the radio frequency spectrum allocations for re- radars, profilers, radiometers, and, very importantly, an increasing spectrum of satellite-based measure- search and operational meteorology due to increasing ment systems. commercial use. Examples include recent infringe- ments on frequencies allocated to millimeter-wave radars, reductions in radiosonde communication band- width, and the recent requirement for sharing of sev- 2 . Passive remote sensing eral meteorological satellite bands with commercial users. Protection of the traditional weather-related ra- The long-range outlook for increased dependence dio bands is critical for the functioning of and improve- on passive-satellite remote sensors is based on the glo- ments to weather sensing and forecasting, and is bal coverage offered by satellite-based weather observ- therefore in the best interests of public safety and se- ing systems, on improvements in technology that open curity. The AMS most http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Radio Frequency Allocations for Meteorological Operations and Research (Adopted by AMS Council 10 January 1999)

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-80.4.689
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policy statement Radio Frequency Allocations for Meteorological Operations and Research (Adopted by AMS Council 10 January 1999) 1. Introduction a week or more requires global observational abilities that are increasingly dependent on remote sensing The American Meteorological Society expresses technology. The variety of remote sensing tools to ac- its concern about the negative impact of the erosion complish these varied requirements includes weather in the radio frequency spectrum allocations for re- radars, profilers, radiometers, and, very importantly, an increasing spectrum of satellite-based measure- search and operational meteorology due to increasing ment systems. commercial use. Examples include recent infringe- ments on frequencies allocated to millimeter-wave radars, reductions in radiosonde communication band- width, and the recent requirement for sharing of sev- 2 . Passive remote sensing eral meteorological satellite bands with commercial users. Protection of the traditional weather-related ra- The long-range outlook for increased dependence dio bands is critical for the functioning of and improve- on passive-satellite remote sensors is based on the glo- ments to weather sensing and forecasting, and is bal coverage offered by satellite-based weather observ- therefore in the best interests of public safety and se- ing systems, on improvements in technology that open curity. The AMS most

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Published: Apr 1, 1999

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