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Record 15 of 1617
Determining economic benefits of satellite data in short-range forecasting
External Online Source: doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1981)062<1458:DEBOSD>2.0.CO;2
Author and Affiliation:
Suchman, D.(Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, United States)
Auvine, B.(Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, United States)
Hinton, B.(Wisconsin, University, Madison, WI, United States)
Abstract: The chances of enhanced short term weather predictions and economic benefits from the use of GOES satellite data were examined. Results for a meteorological consulting firm before and after the introduction of GOES data were chosen as the method, and monetary benefits were selected as the measure. Services were provided for use by road and street departments, commodities dealers, and marine clients of the consulting firm. The Man-computer Interactive Data Access Program (McIDAS) was employed to furnish 1/2 hour visual or IR imagery for remote access. The commodities clients reconnected the GOES real-time imagery once the study was completed, while the consulting firm, which was personnel and not equipment intensive, did not. Further development of the flexibility of access to the GOES data and improvements in the projected grids are indicated.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1981
Document ID:
19820034499
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 82A18034
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: American Meteorological Society; vol. 62
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS5-23706
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Wisconsin Univ.; Madison, WI, United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: DATA ACQUISITION; ECONOMIC IMPACT; GOES SATELLITES; WEATHER FORECASTING; ACCURACY; BRIGHTNESS DISTRIBUTION; CLOUD COVER; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; COST REDUCTION; HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACE; IMAGE PROCESSING; METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES; SURVEYS; UTILITIES
Imprint And Other Notes: American Meteorological Society, Bulletin, vol. 62, Oct. 1981, p. 1458-1465.
Miscellaneous Notes: Oct. 1981, p. 1458-1465
Availability Source: Other Sources
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