10 September 2005 Results of recent OSSEs to evaluate the potential impact of lidar winds
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Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) are an important tool for evaluating the potential impact of proposed new observing systems, as well as for evaluating trade-offs in observing system design, and in developing and assessing improved methodology for assimilating new observations. OSSEs conducted at NASA GSFC and elsewhere have indicated significant potential for space-based lidar winds to improve numerical weather prediction. In this paper we summarize OSSE methodology and earlier OSSE results, and present methodology and new results from a Quick OSSE designed to assess the potential impact of lidar winds on the predicted track of a specific hurricane.
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Robert Atlas, Robert Atlas, "Results of recent OSSEs to evaluate the potential impact of lidar winds", Proc. SPIE 5887, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VI, 58870K (10 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617882; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617882
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