THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE SERVICE

The National Environmental Satellite Service (NESS) has recently established Satellite Field Services Stations (SFSS) in Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Missouri, Miami, Florida, and San Francisco, California to service the needs of the local marine community. NESS's previous operational functions have been primarily meteorologically oriented but with the establishment of the field offices, a commitment has been made to seek out and respond to organizations that may benefit from increased real-time data on the marine environment. These field offices have been set up to provide a real-time satellite interpretation service to perspective users of these kinds of data. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has several operational satellites in orbit (SMS/GOES, NOAA 2 and 3, NIMBUS, etc.) that record and transmit visible and thermal data in real-time to the SFSS's where changing marine environmental conditions can be interpreted and relayed to users throughout the country. Capabilities of the satellites are such that repetitive coverage over any point within the contiguous U.S. can be provided every thirty minutes at various spatial resolutions and scales. Anlysis and interpretation of these satellite data for environmental problems is provided by the SFSS's at no charge.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is not an abstract or a report; but it is a notice that this service is in operation to serve the Marine Community. Interested readers should contact Mr. Robert L. Mairs at the Department of Commerce.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Environmental Satellite Service

    Department of Commerce
    Washington, DC  USA  20233
  • Publication Date: 1974

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Environmental Satellite Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM