A new weather forecasting tool could soon find itself part of the day-to-day operations of NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS). The instrument, called Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer, or AERI, measures temperature, water vapor and trace gases (like ozone, carbon monoxide and methane) in the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere, the troposphere. Now, an AERI project led by Tim Wagner, a scientist with NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has received funding through NOAA’s Joint Technology Transfer Program.
The program, managed by NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, is an effort to accelerate technological advances into application and use by NOAA National Weather Service forecasters.
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