Emerging Earth Remote Sensing Instrument for Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO)

The Tropospheric Emissions, Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) program was selected by NASA for the Earth Venture Instruments 2012 Announcement of Opportunity.  TEMPO is an innovative use of a well-proven remote sensing technique for air quality measurements and Ball Aerospace is the instrument developer.  Low Earth Orbit (LEO) remote sensing techniques have made measurements of photochemical…

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GOES-R Update

NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) have been a mainstay of weather forecasts and environmental monitoring in the United States for more than 40 years. The next generation of GOES satellites, known as the GOES-R Series, will usher in a new era of continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere and space weather…

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NOAA’s Commercial Weather Data Pilot Project

NOAA’s Commercial Space Policy (January 2016) directs its Divisions to “…pursue demonstration projects to validate the viability of assimilating commercially provided environmental data and data products into NOAA meteorological models and add value to the forecast.” In 2016, NOAA initiated a Commercial Weather Data Pilot (CWDP), soliciting commercial industry to supply Global Navigation Satellite System…

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