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By National Research Council, National Weather Service, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Weather Service Modernization Committee, Panel on the Road Map for the Future

Panel at the street Map for the longer term, nationwide climate provider Modernization Committee, fee on Engineering and Technical structures, department on Engineering and actual Sciences, nationwide climate provider, nationwide study Council

In this research, the committee explores methods the nationwide climate provider (NWS) can benefit from carrying on with advances in technology and expertise to fulfill the demanding situations of the long run. The predictions are inquisitive about the objective yr 2025. simply because particular predictions in regards to the nation of technological know-how and know-how or the NWS greater than 25 years sooner or later usually are not fullyyt exact, the target of this file is to spot and spotlight traits which are probably to steer swap. The Panel at the highway Map for the longer term nationwide climate carrier built an positive imaginative and prescient for 2025 in line with advances in technological know-how and expertise.

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Radiances from the GOES sounders as well. Digital satellite information available at NWS field offices includes a product that specifies low-clouds derived from GOES imagers. Other products include an index of atmospheric stability and an indicator of the amount of precipitable water above a location derived from GOES imagers and sounders. The most valuable products from GOES satellites are cloud and water vapor images. The highest NWS priority for improving these products is frequent, high-quality, full-disk imaging to support its forecast and warning operations.

Other quantities that would be especially beneficial for weather prediction on a variety of scales are cloud properties, radiative energy fluxes, and precipitation. These quantities will be measured by AIRS, AMSU, CERES, the advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER), and the stratospheric aerosol and gas experiment, among others. Measurements of snow cover and sea ice, which are expected from ASTER and the advanced microwave scanning radiometer, are related to surface albedo and heat transfer, two important quantities in NWP models.

The higher resolution of the velocity structure would make these observations more reliable and increase confidence in the tornado warning system. , 1997). NEXRAD is but one of a number of current weather and aviation Doppler radars. Others include wind profilers that are used to measure winds up to the tropopause, the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar for detecting microbursts and low-level wind shears in airport terminal areas, and the airport surveillance radar (ASR-9) for both air traffic control and limited weather surveillance.

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