3 October 2011 The atmospheric processes on climate and its changes (APOCC) initiative
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The Canadian Space Agency issued, in 2007, a Request for Proposals on The Atmospheric Processes on Climate and its Changes (APOCC). Innovative mission concepts were selected on the basis that they: Lead to new scientific understanding of atmospheric processes that regulate Earth's climate; Address questions of particular importance for northern latitudes; Build on Canada's experience and capacity in atmospheric science; Complement/ be synergistic with planned international missions. With the concept studies finished, the foreseen way forward is to issue support initiatives to develop those reformulated concepts that combine the most promising ideas in several affordable instrument contributions and Canadian spacecraft missions. This paper presents the rationale for the continued implementation of the APOCC initiative.
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Martin Bergeron, Martin Bergeron, Thomas Piekutowski, Thomas Piekutowski, Ernest Hilsenrath, Ernest Hilsenrath, Ron Wilkinson, Ron Wilkinson, Stella Melo, Stella Melo, } "The atmospheric processes on climate and its changes (APOCC) initiative", Proc. SPIE 8176, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV, 81761J (3 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898290; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.898290
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