21 November 1996 HIRS-hybrid: a high-resolution sounder for the near term
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The accuracy of global weather forecasts is limited by the vertical resolution and accuracy of the HIRS. Higher spectral resolution sounders with 1000-1500 channels are under development but are unlikely to be operational until 2007. A concept has been developed by ITT A/CD and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin/Madison that can provide high resolution sounding much earlier. This concept involves adding a longwave Fourier transform spectrometer to the current HIRS/3. This can be done in a low risk and low cost way that will provide advanced sounding data products without impacting the existing operational weather system capabilities.
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Joe A. Jenney, Joe A. Jenney, David L. Melton, David L. Melton, L. D. Howell, L. D. Howell, William L. Smith, William L. Smith, } "HIRS-hybrid: a high-resolution sounder for the near term", Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258880; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258880
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