The Applied Meteorology Unit : Nineteen Years Successfully Transitioning Research Into Operations for America's Space Program
- Merceret, Francis J.
- January 23, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Hagemeyer, Bartlett C., Brody, Frank C., Bauman, William H., III, Madura, John T., and Roeder, William P.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available. and Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) provides technology development and transition services to improve operational weather support to America's space program . The AMU was founded in 1991 and operates under a triagency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Air Force (USAF) and the National Weather Service (NWS) (Ernst and Merceret, 1995). It is colocated with the 45th Weather Squadron (45WS) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and funded by the Space Shuttle Program . Its primary customers are the 45WS, the Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) operated for NASA by the NWS at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX, and the NWS forecast office in Melbourne, FL (MLB). The gap between research and operations is well known. All too frequently, the process of transitioning research to operations fails for various reasons. The mission of the AMU is in essence to bridge this gap for America's space program.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20110007021., KSC-2010-151., KSC-2010-151R., and First Conference on Transition of Research into Operations/American Meteorological Society; 23-27 Jan. 2011; Seattle, WA; United States.
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