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The WMO Global Observing System (GOS) 18th Session GCOS Steering Committee. Barbara J. Ryan Director, WMO Space Programme. 28 September 2010 Geneva. “The GOS is comprised of more than the Space-based component” Miroslav Ondras 28 September 2010 Geneva, Switzerland.

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the wmo global observing system gos 18th session gcos steering committee

The WMO Global Observing System (GOS)18th Session GCOS Steering Committee

Barbara J. Ryan

Director, WMO Space Programme

28 September 2010

Geneva

slide2

“The GOS is comprised of more than the Space-based component”

Miroslav Ondras

28 September 2010

Geneva, Switzerland

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Surface-based component

Upper Air component

Airborne component (AMDAR)

Other Observation Department entities:

Climate Data and Monitoring (Baddour)

Linkages with Commissions (CIMO, CBS, CCl)

satellite missions in the vision of the gos to 2025
Satellite Missions in the Vision of the GOS to 2025

Heritage operational missions

  • GEO: imager, HS IR sounder, lightning
  • Sun-synchronous: imager, IR/MW sounders
  • Ocean surface topography constellation
  • Radio-Occultation Sounding constellation
  • Ocean Surface Wind constellation
  • Global Precipitation constellation
  • Earth Radiation Budget (incl. GEO)
  • Atmospheric Composition (incl. GEO)
  • Ocean colour and vegetation imaging
  • Dual-angle view IR imagery
  • Land Surface Imaging
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Space Weather
  • VIS/IR imagers in HEO
  • Doppler wind lidar, Low-frequency MW
  • GEO MW
  • GEO High-resolution narrow-band imagers
  • Gravimetric sensors

Transition from R&D to operational status

Other application areas

Operational pathfinders and demonstrators

satellite missions in vision for the gos in 2025
Satellite Missions in Vision for the GOS in 2025

Current Baseline

  • GEO: imager, HS IR sounder, lightning
  • Sun-synchronous: imager, IR/MW sounders
  • Ocean surface topography constellation (Jason-2, -3, Sentinel-3)
  • Radio-Occultation Sounding constellation (METOP/GRAS)
  • Ocean Surface Wind constellation (METOP/ASCAT)
  • Global Precipitation constellation
  • Earth Radiation Budget (incl. GEO) (Meteosat/GERB)
  • Atmospheric Composition (incl. GEO) (METOP/IASI, MTG/Sentinel-4, EPS2G/Sentinel-5)
  • Ocean colour and vegetation imaging
  • Dual-angle view IR imagery
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Land Surface Imaging
  • Space Weather
  • VIS/IR imagers in HEO (PCW and Arktica)
  • Doppler wind LIDAR, Low-frequency MW
  • GEO MW
  • GEO High-resolution narrow-band imagers
  • Gravimetric sensors

Transitional Baseline

Demonstrations

satellite missions in the vision of the gos to 20251
Satellite Missions in the Vision of the GOS to 2025

Implementing the new missions of the Vision ….

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As we look back in time from 2100, what will be the analog for climate monitoring?

  • anomaly correlation of seasonal forecasts?
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challenges
Challenges
  • Continuity and improvement of operational constellations
  • Sustained observation of all ECVs observable from space
  • Transition Research to Operations for priority, mature observations
  • Generation of QC products
  • Integration : network optimization, system interoperabilitycomposite products
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ARCHITECTURE FOR CLIMATE MONITORING FROM SPACE

  • DRAFT OUTLINE OF THE CONCEPT DOCUMENT
  • Introduction
  • Motivation
  • A Structured Approach
  • User Requirements
  • Observational Capabilities
  • ECV Product Generation
  • User Interface
  • Coordination