Synoptic and Mesoscale Forcing of Convective Activity over Cape Canaveral during Easterly Flow and Nowcasting for Space Shuttle Landings at Kennedy Space Center.
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Challenges to U. S. Air Force forecasters at Cape Canaveral Air Station and National Weather ServiceSpace Flight Meteorology Group forecasters at Johnson Space Center to nowcast for flight rules are discussed. Application of special meteorological techniques and technologies for supporting Space Shuttle landing operations are examined. Consequences of research for nowcasting convective activity in the Cape Canaveral vicinity are discussed and specifically address landing a Space Shuttle during easterly flow regimes.
- Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles