Exploitation of Multiple Data Sources to Meet the Future Needs of Extreme Weather Prediction

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014: 1:45 PM
Room C106 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Dennis Hansen, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and A. Weiner

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The world is currently challenged by climate change and the increasing incidence of extreme weather events. Challenges presented by these events drive the need to make use of all available data to develop an accurate and concise picture of the state of the atmosphere. Observations obtained from a single satellite source alone do not provide a basis for developing credible forecasts. As new satellite capabilities are being developed and the weather community is faced with shrinking budgets, forecast systems need to integrate multiple sources efficiently to create actionable forecast products. Recognizing the need for affordable and efficient merger of data to create these new products, the Harris architecture has developed capabilities for active ingest and efficient processing that integrates multiple real time data sources to create new views of the atmosphere.