Collaboration Pathway(s) using New Tools for Optimizing 'Operational' Climate Monitoring from Space Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2015 SPIE. Consistently collecting the earth's climate signatures remains a priority for world governments and international scientific organizations. Architecting a long term solution requires transforming scientific missions into an optimized robust 'operational' constellation that addresses the collective needs of policy makers, scientific communities and global academic users for trusted data. The application of new tools offers pathways for global architecture collaboration. Recent rule-based expert system (RBES) optimization modeling of the intended NPOESS architecture becomes a surrogate for global operational climate monitoring architecture(s). These rulebased systems tools provide valuable insight for global climate architectures, by comparison/evaluation of alternatives and the sheer range of trade space explored. Optimization of climate monitoring architecture(s) for a partial list of ECV (essential climate variables) is explored and described in detail with dialogue on appropriate rule-based valuations. These optimization tool(s) suggest global collaboration advantages and elicit responses from the audience & climate science community.

name of conference

  • Earth Observing Systems XX

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Helmuth, D. B., Selva, D., & Dwyer, M. M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Helmuth, Douglas B||Selva, Daniel||Dwyer, Morgan M

editor list (cited editors)

  • Butler, J. J., Xiong, X. J., & Gu, X.

publication date

  • January 2015