SSEC has a long history of participation in earth science field experiments, including environmental satellite, aircraft, and groundbased field campaigns. The primary focus of our efforts in the following field experiments fall under three areas:
- Assess the accuracies of current/new meteorological in situ/remote sensing technologies
- Evaluation of potential environmental satellite instrumentation on aircraft platforms
- Validation and calibration of current research and operational satellites
- Development and improvement of tools for paleoclimatic and geophysical research
These efforts focus on both the science and the engineering that are involved. The results of our scientific work in these field experiments provide information and insight into weather, climate, and other aspects of Earth’s global environment. The corresponding instrument development that is involved in many of these field experiments improves our measuring capability, thereby advancing our understanding of our environment and creating new opportunities for scientific exploration through new instrument technology.