Changes to NHOP, Table 6-2
Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA)
Update Table 6-2 for DMSP Equator crossing times and additional satellite.
Page 6-12, Table 6-2 Update local equator times:
DMSP F-12, to “0349D/1549A”
DMSP F-13, to “0633D/1833A
DMSP F-14, to “0543D/1743A
DMSP F-15, to “0756D/1956A”
DMSP F-16, to “0809D/2009A
Add new satellite – DMSP F-17 0534D/1734A Type of Data: OLS Imagery (recorded and direct), SSM/IS
Clarification of CARCAH’s Continuity of Operations Plan in NHOP
In the event the CARCAH facility housed at the NHC becomes inoperable, the plan to ensure the continued transmission of reconnaissance data is not well documented in the NHOP.
Ensure that the capability to continue reconnaissance operations and the flow of data continues should the NHC/CARCAH facility become inoperable.
Develop a plan to ensure the data flow between the following NOAA/DOD agencies: Keesler to NHC (should CARCAH become inoperable), CARCAH to HPC (should NHC become inoperable), and Keesler to HPC (should CARCAH and NHC become inoperable).
Propose that the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) be the lead agency in drafting an addendum to Chapter 5, “Aircraft Reconnaissance,” of the NHOP to better define the CARCAH continuity of operations plan.