The U.S. Weather Watch: A Composite System.
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE DATA AND INFORMATION SERVICE WASHINGTON DC
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The observing system is a key element in monitoring local and global weather, and is essential to the provision of forecasts and services to the Nation. It has changed greatly over the past century, and its evolution over the next 15 years is expected to be even more rapid. This paper reviews those expected changes and other key NOAA programs. Keywords Environmental Satellites, Weather Satellites, Weather Observations Weather Radar POES, GOES, AFOS, AWIPS-90, NASA, NOAA, NEXRAD, PROFS, Environment.