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Opportunity NOAA-NESDIS-NESDISPO-2010-2001902: The NOAA/NASA/DOD Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) is a distributed center that engages units of NASA: Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Earth-Sun Exploration Division; NOAA: NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) , National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), and Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR); US Navy: Oceanographer of the Navy and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL); and US Air Force Air Weather Agency. The Joint Center's goal is to accelerate the abilities of NOAA, DOD, and NASA to ingest and effectively use the large volumes of data from current satellite-based instruments and planned satellite missions over the next 10 years. JCSDA activities are divided into infrastructure development and proposal-driven scientific projects. Infrastructure activities will focus initially on the development and maintenance of a scientific backbone for the JCSDA, including a community-based radiative transfer model, a community-based surface emissivity model, and numerical prediction systems for performing assimilation experiments with real and simulated observations from new and future satellite instruments. The proposal-driven scientific projects are the primary mechanism for accelerating the transition of research and technological advances in remote sensing and data assimilation into the operational and product driven weather, ocean, climate, and environmental prediction systems. This mechanism also aims at improving community radiative transfer models and surface emissivity models, and characterizing the error covariances related to forecast models, radiative transfer models and satellite observations. This research is directed toward acceleration of the science of satellite data assimilation in numerical weather forecast models and in ocean and land surface models used for climate prediction and operational ocean applications. A primary measure of potential impact in this solicitation will be the acceleration of satellite data usage into NOAA, and DoD forecast systems, and the improvement of forecasts from those systems. This opportunity supports the JCSDA short-term goal to "contribute to making the forecast skill of the operational NWP systems of the JCSDA partners internationally competitive by assimilating the largest possible number of satellite observations in the most effective way". It also supports the JCSDA partners individual missions, including NOAA's mission goal of Weather and Water - Serve Society's Needs for Weather and Water Information, as well as NASA's mission to understand and protect our home planet and DoD's Air-Force and Navy respective missions. Research supporting development of the radiative transfer models used in assimilation applications should be in fast radiative transfer codes such as those used in real-time Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). Broader research topics in data assimilation, data impact, and improvement of radiative schemes for data assimilation applications that do not have the potential for direct application to real-time NWP or other operational environmental prediction systems are of less interest for this announcement.
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Cooperative Agreement Grant
Environmental Sciences, Applications, Data, and Education
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Oct 20, 2009 Lett
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Oct 13, 2009 Lette
Jul 17, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
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Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education; other nonprofit; for profits; international organizations; state, local and Indian tribal governments; and Federal agencies. Applications from non-Federal and Federal applicants will be competed against each other. Proposals selected for funding from non-Federal applicants will be funded through a grant or cooperative agreement as described in this notice. Proposals selected for funding from NOAA scientists shall be effected by an intra-agency fund transfer. Proposals select for funding from non-NOAA Federal agency will be funded through an inter-agency transfer. Please Note: Before non-NOAA Federal applicants may be funded, they must demonstrate that they have legal authority to receive funds from another Federal agency in excess of their appropriation. The only exception to this is governmental research facilities for awards issued under the authority of 49 U.S.C. 44720(b). Because this announcement is not proposing to procure goods or services from applicants, the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535) is not an appropriate legal basis.
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