Accession Number:

ADA231120

Title:

Satellite Cloud Analyses: A Nowcasting Capability for the U.S. Navy's TESS(3)

Descriptive Note:

Proceedings rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The Tactical Environmental Support System, third generation, TESS3, is the U.S. Navys newly developed computer workstation for both ashore and afloat sites. The TESS3 computer system is interfaced to the Navys Antenna Meteorological Data Receiver-Recorder, ANSMQ-11. The SMQ-11 acquires satellite data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DMSP and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric NOAA polar orbiting satellites. Weather facsimile WEFAX transmissions from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES are also received with the SMQ-11. TESS3 has two disks dedicated to satellite data in contiguous format for real time data acquisition. Each 384MB disk is capable of storing 1 DMSP, 1 NOAA, 1 DMSP or NOAA 14 minute pass and 4 four minute WEFAX transmissions. In addition, the special sensor data, such as the Special Sensor MicrowaveImager SSMI and the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder TOVS, are stored on these satellite data disks.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE