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21 August 2003 OSSEs to determine the requirements for space-based lidar winds for weather prediction
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Observing system simulation experiments (OSSE's) provide an effective means to evaluate the potential impact of a proposed observing system, as well as to determine tradeoffs in their design, and to evaluate data assimilation methodology. Great care must be taken to ensure realism of the OSSE's, and in the interpretation of OSSE results. All of the OSSE's that have been conducted to date have demonstrated tremendous potential for space-based wind profile data to improve atmospheric analyses, forecasts, and research. This has been true for differing data assimilation systems, analysis methodology, and model resolutions. OSSE's clearly show much greater potential for observations of the complete wind profile than for single-level wind data or observations of the boundary layer alone.
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Robert Atlas, G. David Emmitt, Joseph Terry, Eugenia Brin, Joseph Ardizzone, Juan Carlos Jusem, and Dennis Bungato "OSSEs to determine the requirements for space-based lidar winds for weather prediction", Proc. SPIE 5086, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VIII, (21 August 2003);

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