Thursday, April 21, 2011

NPP to understand global change and disasters

NASA plans to launch a new member of its Earth-observing fleet this fall called theNPOESS Preparatory Project. NPP, a minibus-sized satellite, will monitor a broad range of land, ocean, and atmospheric phenomena.

In addition to supporting weather forecasting, NPP will help preserve and extend a suite of long-term measurements critical to understanding climate that began with EOS satellites launched about a decade ago. NPP is also capable of monitoring a broad range of natural and manmade disasters and other types of global change

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