Micro-sized Microwave Atmospheric Satellite
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Weather forecasts are critical to effectively planning activities. From the mission scheduler setting a date for a satellite launch, to the relief agency coordinating responses to a natural disaster, to the ship s navigator plotting a course, decision makers need to be prepared for the potential impacts of weather. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA, which investigates and provides weather information and climate monitoring, is highly interested in improving the forecasting and tracking of severe weather systems such as hurricanes because of their serious impacts on the health of the nation s citizenry, agriculture, critical infrastructure, and communications.
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