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Accession Number PB2013-103664
Title Star Looks at the Earth: Satellite Measurements of the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 183p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), known as the NOAA Satellite and Information Service, acquires and operates the Nations operational environmental satellites and maintains long-term archives of global environmental data through its World Data Centers. Our mission is to provide timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, and enhance the Nations economy, security, environment, and quality of life. For over 50 years, we have been the worlds best at ensuring a continuous uninterrupted flow of environmental data from satellites to weather forecasters and other users. This function is recognized as a Primary Mission Essential Function, or one that is essential to support the continuity of Government. Satellite observations are the foundation on which the Nations forecasts, warnings, and environmental observational systems are based. Our environmental satellites are key national infrastructure that helps protect lives and property and add immense value to the national economy.
Keywords Atmosphere
Center for Satellite Applications and Research(STAR)
Earth Observing Satellites(EOS)
Earth observing systems
Environmental data
National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Servic
Satellite measurements
Weather forecasting

Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
48C - Natural Resource Surveys
55E - Physical Meteorology
Corporate Author National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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