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Noaa's Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application
Category of Activity
Planning and preparatory
Develop a follow-on NOAA program for the timeafter GPM ends and prepare to lead buildingthis constellation; view U.S. contributions ascomponents of a continuing and evolvinginternational constellation of satellites; pursueefforts within the World MeteorologicalOrganization and the Coordination Group forMeteorological Satellites to strengthen supportfor an operational program of satellite-basedglobal precipitation measurements. (5.2)
Establish budget requests for operating the satellite(s) so that resources are in place for the potential NOAA takeover phase. (Chapter 5)
Potential NOAA takeover
Initiation and participation
Operate the GPM core satellite and U.S. satellite contributions to the constellation. (Chapter 5)
Process data in real time and deliver products to the operational and research user community. (Chapter 5)
Use error characterization for retrieval algorithms and data assimilation applications from the GPM ground validation program. (Chapter 2)
Begin building the GPM follow-on operational system. (Chapter 5)
Implement the follow-on operational constellation near the end of this phase. (Chapter 5)
NOTE: These activities are discussed in Chapters 3, 4, and 5 of this report; activities associated with a specific committee recommendation are listed in boldface type.
aEach recommendation in the chapters of this report is assigned a reference number. The first digit of the reference number corresponds to the chapter in which the recommendation appears (Chapter 2, 3, 4, or 5). The second digit of the reference number corresponds to the sequential order in which the recommendation appears within its chapter.