Journal article

Observations in aid of weather prediction for North America: Report of Prospectus Development Team Seven

K Emanuel, E Kalnay, C Bishop, R Elsberry, R Gelaro, D Keyser, S Lord, D Rogers, M Shapiro, C Snyder, C Velden

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1997

Abstract

One of the most significant impediments to progress in forecasting weather over North America is the relative paucity of routine observations over data-sparse regions adjacent to the United States. Prospectus Development Team Seven was convened to consider ways to promote research that seeks to determine implementations of observing systems that are optimal for weather prediction in the United States. An 'optimal' measurement system is considered to be one that maximizes the ratio of societal benefit to overall cost. The thrust of the conclusions is that existing means of estimating the value of current observing systems and the potential benefits of new or proposed observing systems are und..

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