Initial Joint Polar System

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A cooperative agreement between Eumetsat and NOAA for the replacement of the current series of morning NOAA satellites by an improved European system, the Eumetsat Polar System. The United States is supplying legacy equipment (Advanced Microwave Sounding Units, Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometers, and High Resolution Infrared Sounders) for incorporation into most of the MetOp satellites to provide continuity of observations to ensure compatibility of the observational datasets.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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