THE ROLE OF OPERATIONAL SATELLITES IN THE AVIATION WEATHER SYSTEM
Current operational weather satellite capabilities are briefly reviewed and then projected into the 1980s in terms of their potential impact on the Aviation Weather System (AWES). The role of geostationary satellites is emphasized. On the basis of near term commitments and on planning already underway toward further developments in the late 1980s, one can project important growth in such impact. Developmental factors include: improved sensing in more spectral channels at higher space-time resolution; progress in the extraction of quantitative observables from basic digital sensor data; increased attention to the needs of the very short range weather 'nowcaster'; and technological advances which offer more cost-effective means for display and assimilation of satellite data into AWES. Specific recommendations are made. (Author)
GE AIRCRAFT ENGINES.,
- Bristor, C L
- Publication Date: 1978-9
- Pagination: 48 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Artificial satellites; Aviation safety; Clouds; Digital computers; Hazards; Information display systems; Meteorological phenomena; Monitoring; Real time control; Real time data processing; Routing; Storms; Time duration; Weather; Weather forecasting; Weather stations
- Old TRIS Terms: Aviation weather system; Digital systems; Equatorial orbits; Meteorological data; Meteorological satellites; Polar orbit trajectories; Short range time; Weather reporting
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00191386
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-152 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FA77WAI-812
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM