NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 40
NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS 40:
The Geostationary Environmental Satellite Data Collection System
NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS 40 THE GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM Michael J. Nestlebush Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution Satellite Services Division Data Collection and Direct Broadcast Branch Washington, D.C. March 1994 UNITED STATES National Oceanic and DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Atmospheric Administration Ronald H. Brown, Secretary D. James Baker, Administrator National Environmental Satellite Data, and Information Service Robert S. Winokur Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Info Services FOREWORD This is a revision of the NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS 2, June 1983. The data collection system has had major enhancements implemented and there have been several changes in application procedures since the June 1983 document was printed. In view of these changes, it became necessary to revise the entire document. We hope that this revised document will provide users and prospective users sufficient information to evaluate the different modes of operation in relation to their own data collection requirements and determine its usefulness for their programs. More detailed system component descriptions are available in the documents referenced in the text and may be obtained from the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service. Washington, D.C. June 1994 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The author wants to thank Debbie Nobbs for her outstanding effort in the preparation of this document. We are deeply indebted to her for the long and tedious hours spent typing and retyping this document in preparation for publication.
The complete, latest version of the NESDIS 40 document is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.