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22 October 2014 Collaboration pathway(s) using new tools for optimizing operational climate monitoring from space
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Consistently collecting the earth’s climate signatures remains a priority for world governments and international scientific organizations. Architecting a solution requires transforming scientific missions into an optimized robust ‘operational’ constellation that addresses the needs of decision makers, scientific investigators and global users for trusted data. The application of new tools offers pathways for global architecture collaboration. Recent (2014) rulebased decision engine modeling runs that targeted optimizing the intended NPOESS architecture, becomes a surrogate for global operational climate monitoring architecture(s). This rule-based systems tools provide valuable insight for Global climate architectures, through the comparison and evaluation of alternatives considered and the exhaustive range of trade space explored. A representative optimization of Global ECV’s (essential climate variables) climate monitoring architecture(s) is explored and described in some detail with thoughts on appropriate rule-based valuations. The optimization tools(s) suggest and support global collaboration pathways and hopefully elicit responses from the audience and climate science shareholders.
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Douglas B. Helmuth, Daniel Selva, and Morgan M. Dwyer "Collaboration pathway(s) using new tools for optimizing operational climate monitoring from space", Proc. SPIE 9241, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVIII, 92411R (22 October 2014);

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