Accession Number : ADA165071
Title : Federal Agency Satellite Requirements.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE DATA AND INFORMATION SERVICE WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Cotter,D ; Wolzer,I
Report Date : Jul 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 160
Abstract : This report summarizes the requirements of Federal agencies, for the data and services of NOAA's civil operational environmental satellites--both polar-orbiting and geostationary. The Federal agencies contributing to this document have described their current and planned use of the data and services provided by NOAA's environmental satellite and Landsat systems, as well as those provided by the systems of others. Agency plans for taking advantage of proposed future Earth-sensing space systems, domestic and foreign, are cited also. The report emphasizes requirements for direct and indirect support from NOAA's environmental satellite systems. In the direct case, the agencies process, interpret, or use NOAA's satellite data, products, or services as inputs to in-house activities. In the indirect case, NOAA provides the agencies with support products, such as weather forecasts, that depend on satellite operations to various degrees. This report focuses on the direct requirements served by the National Environmental Satellite Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). Described here are the satellite needs of the Department of Agriculture, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Transportation (which includes the Federal Aviation Administration and the Coast Guard), the Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Current data uses the future requirements are addressed.
Descriptors : *METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES , REQUIREMENTS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , WEATHER FORECASTING , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , INTERNATIONAL , AGRICULTURE
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE