Session 1 Recent Successes in Satellite Observing Systems

Thursday, 27 January 2011: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
602/603 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges
Al Powell, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD and John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS, Advanced Satellite Planning and Technology, Silver Spring, MD

8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks: Mary E. Kicza, Assistant Administrator, NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) and Dr. Michael H. Freilich, Director, NASA Earth Science Division

9:15 AM
9:30 AM
NOAA's preparation for NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission – successes and obstacles
Ralph R. Ferraro, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and C. R. Kondragunta, J. Pereira, D. Mamula, and K. Hampton
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