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NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 40

NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS 40:
The Geostationary Environmental Satellite Data Collection System
(June 1994)

               NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS 40


                      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


     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


     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.

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