The next generation of remote sensing for natural hazard and environmental monitoring: National Polar-orbiting operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)

M. C. Bowman, G. Cervone

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Abstract

The National Polar-orbiting Environmental System of Satellites (NPOESS) is the next generation of environmental monitoring. This system was originally slated to be a 6 vehicle, 9 sensor system with a test bed satellite. Due to its status as a DOD acquisition, NPOESS was subject to restructuring under the Nunn-McCurdy Act. NPOESS now consists of 3 satellites and all 9 sensors. Despite the restructuring, the increases in spatial, spectral, and temporal resolution provided by the NPOESS will significantly increase the ability of the remote sensing community to monitor the environment and provide timely, relevant support when responding to a natural disaster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings, 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2009
Pages527-530
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2009
Event33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2009 - Stresa, Italy
Duration: May 4 2009May 8 2009

Other

Other33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2009
CountryItaly
CityStresa
Period5/4/095/8/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Environmental Engineering

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