PD2.7 NOAA-20 JPSS Algorithms: Recent Experience and Lessons that Enable Transition to Operation Rapidly (Invited Presentation)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 12:00 AM
251 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)

NOAA-20 launched successfully on November 17th 2017. The Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) reached Provisional maturity at L+93 days and were distributed via NESDIS operational product distribution systems (PDA) starting April 2, 2018. NESDIS and NWS worked closely both pre- and post-launch to ensure user readiness for the KPPs; NOAA Action Plan for the Transition to Operations of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) KPPs signed in Fall 2017. Resulted in ATMS/CrIS being used in NWS GFS model by May 30, 2018. NWS Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) testing during March – May 2018 successfully resulted in operational deployment of VIIRS KPP imagery to Alaska region sites. This marked one of the fastest transition from the launch of satellite to applications in the NWP operational models. During the session the keys to the successful transition as well as the lessons learned in recent JPSS algorithms transition to operation will be presented.
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