Printer Friendly Version

Develop New Reconnaissance Capability

In support of operations and to provide input for numerical models, the NOAA G-IVSP will meet the following recon requirements from an altitude of 43,000 ft:

  • Initial capability


  • Storm Position: GPS position.


  • Central Pressure: Dropsonde.
  • Future Capability (will need further research and funding)


  • 3-D Wind field: Remote sensors (VSDR, Scatterometer, radiometer).


  • Rainfall distribution: C-band Nose radar and Remote sensors (VSDR).

For information about improved reconnaissance capability

Updated Tue, Nov 14, 1995

Stay Connected