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D VC-14-14: Vision for an OSVW Constellation
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Number:
VC-14-14
Title:
Vision for an OSVW Constellation
Status:
Open
Creation Year:
2014
Completion Date:
2021 Q4 (103 days remaining)
Description:
Short Paper describing and justifying the oceanography and climate requirements for an OSVW constellation. The International Ocean Vector Winds Science Team (IOVWST) meeting held in 2016 strongly recommended: at least three scatterometers in orbits designed to roughly meet the WMO requirements; and one instrument in a non-sun- synchronous orbit to help with the diurnal cycle;better sampling at mid-latitudes;and to improve inter-calibration. This ?optimal constellation? will be revisited at the 2019 IOVWST meeting in May and will be endorsed as is or modified. A short report will then be delivered to CEOS by end 2019.
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Responsible Users:
Paul Chang, Raj Kumar, Stephanie Linouw
Responsible CEOS Entities:
OSVW-VC
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Progress Reports:
2019-09-07 03:10:24 UTC

(Update from June 2015 SIT Chair TagUp) The International Ocean Vector Winds Science Team (IOVWST) meeting held in Portland, OR, USA, on 19-21 May discussed this topic. ?The meeting strongly recommended: (1) at least three scatterometers in orbits designed to roughly meet the WMO requirements, and, (2) one instrument in a non-sun-synchronous orbit to help with the diurnal cycle, better sampling at mid-latitudes, and to improve inter-calibration. These recommendations provide the basis for addressing the vision of an OSVW Constellation. ? It has been proposed that a User Requirements Document, analog to that developed some years ago for the OST-VC, should be elaborated. An interim report will be presented to CEOS, and a more in-depth analysis will be prepared for the OceanObs meeting to be held in Q3 2019.

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Created:
2019-09-07 03:10:24 UTC
Last Updated:
2021-02-04 03:21:36 UTC