4B.1 Aviation and Severe Weather and Water Products, GOES-R Downlinks, and Spectrum Sharing

Thursday, 11 January 2018: 8:30 AM
Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
David G. Lubar, Aerospace Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO

Many weather sensitive industries, such as aviation, land and sea transportation, energy exploration and processing require up-to-the minute and specialized weather forecast products. The general public and properties in areas subject to inundation or storm surge requires warning to protect from flooding. Wildfire weather sensors are a necessary tool for wildfire fire managers as they work to protect firefighters, lives and property threatened by fires whose path is governed by soil conditions and winds. Science data and imagery are carried from space by radio spectrum, and the unencumbered access to such spectrum is essential for forecasters and scientists. Efficient use of the radio spectrum is important in today’s connected world, but spectrum sharing must consider existing receive-only use in support of meteorology and hydrology.
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