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3D-Winds : Three-Dimensional Tropospheric Winds from Space-based Lidar

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3D-Winds will study tropospheric winds for weather forecasting and pollution transport.

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Mission objectives:

  • More accurate, longer-term weather forecasts
  • Improved storm track prediction and evacuation planning
  • Improved planting and harvesting schedules and outlook

Orbit:

  • LEO, SSO

Instruments:

  • Doppler lidar

Resources:

Decadal Survey