The U.S. faces a “catastrophic” reduction in weather and climate data starting in 2016, resulting in less reliable weather forecasts and actionable intelligence, according to a federally-commissioned review panel. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service  independent review team (IRT) – comprised of veterans of the weather, space and aerospace industries – found that NOAA has not done enough to mitigate the impacts of a weather satellite coverage gap.

To shed additional light – and additional solutions – on this critical issue, Exelis Geospatial Systems developed the following infographic.

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U.S. Military at Mother Nature’s Whim


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