By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Space Studies Board, Panel on Options to Ensure the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft
In 2000, the nation's next-generation nationwide Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental satellite tv for pc method (NPOESS) software expected procuring six satellites for $6.5 billion, with a primary release in 2008. via November 2005, notwithstanding, it grew to become obvious that NPOESS might overrun its price estimates via a minimum of 25 percentage. In June 2006, the deliberate acquisition of six spacecraft was once lowered to 4, the release of the 1st spacecraft was once behind schedule until eventually 2013, and a number of other sensors have been canceled or descoped in capability.To learn the affects of those alterations, relatively these linked to weather examine, and how one can mitigate these affects, NASA and NOAA requested the NRC so as to add this activity to its ongoing 'decadal survey', Earth technology and functions from area. The sponsors and the NRC agreed to handle this job individually and to base its research on a big workshop. This e-book offers summaries of discussions on the workshop, which incorporated periods at the measurements and sensors initially deliberate for NPOESS and GOES-R; iteration of weather information documents; mitigation innovations, together with the position of overseas companions; and cross-cutting matters.
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In 2000, the nation's next-generation nationwide Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental satellite tv for pc process (NPOESS) software expected paying for six satellites for $6. five billion, with a primary release in 2008. by way of November 2005, even if, it turned obvious that NPOESS may overrun its price estimates through at the least 25 percentage.
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9 GHz band, which is of prime importance for measurement of global SST and soil moisture. As noted earlier, many participants were less concerned about the potential loss of ocean vector winds measurements from CMIS, because this CMIS data product was considered inadequate even prior to the descoping; ocean vector wind measurement is addressed further in the section “Scatterometry” below. Two presentations were given on the importance of microwave SST retrievals to climate studies. One talk stressed the strong synergism that is obtained when microwave SST retrievals are combined with IR SST retrievals; both are necessary for doing climate research.
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Most participants felt that this option, involving eventual restoration of the TSIS instrument to the NPOESS platform, provided for the eventual continuity of total and spectral irradiance observations in the longer term. However, the potential risk is high for creating gaps in total solar irradiance and SSI records. It was also noted that waiting for an NPOESS C2 launch would very likely create a gap, avoidable only in the (unlikely) event that SORCE continues beyond 2016, a mission life of over 13 years.