Tuesday, 24 January 2012: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Room 343/344 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Moderator: Richard Spinrad, Oregon State Univ.
Panel discussion with Dr. John Hayes, Director of the National Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD;Col John Egentowich, Deputy Director of Weather, Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC; Captain James Pettigrew, Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, MS. U. S. weather agency directors will discuss how their agencies plan to 1) utilize new satellite systems which promise to produce data with much improved spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions and 2) meet the challenge of finding ways to effectively handle and use large increases in data volume and fidelity from the new satellites and to integrate these data with other data sources to provide optimal value to their customers.