Session 8 Special Session on the Future of Satellite Remote Sensing of Tropical Cyclones

Tuesday, 29 April 2008: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Palms E (Wyndham Orlando Resort)
Host: 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Christopher S. Velden, CIMSS/Unviersity of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

7:00 PM
Satellite-Based TC Surveillance: Status and Future Needs
Jeffrey D. Hawkins, NRL, Monterey, CA; and C. S. Velden
7:30 PM
An overview of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD)
Robbie E. Hood, NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Atlas, P. Black, S. S. Chen, C. C. Hennon, J. W. Johnson, L. Jones, T. L. Miller, C. S. Ruf, and E. W. Uhlhorn
7:45 PM
Initial user impact studies of the next generation ocean surface vector wind scatterometer mission (XOVWM)
Paul S. Chang, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and Z. Jelenak, R. D. Knabb, J. M. Sienkiewicz, M. J. Brennan, and E. Rodriguez
8:00 PM
GeoSTAR/PATH – A future hurricane observing system
Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, JPL and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and T. Gaier, A. Tanner, P. Kangaslahti, and S. Brown
8:15 PM
Advancements in NEXRAD in Space (NIS)
Eric A. Smith, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and Z. S. Haddad, S. Tanelli, and G. J. Tripoli

8:30 PM
Panel Discussion

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