117 You Used Polar Orbiter Direct Broadcast Data for What?

Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Grand Terrace (Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)
Kathleen I. Strabala, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Gumley, J. Davies, S. Mindock, D. Hoese, R. Garcia, G. Martin, G. Cureton, N. A. Bearson, B. Pierce, E. Weisz, J. Braun, and H. L. Huang

Acquisition of polar orbiter meteorological satellite data downlinked directly from the constellations allows users with reception facilities real time access to a suite of imager and sounder observations for their local area of interest. To facilitate the use of the real time local data, both NASA and NOAA support the development of core stand alone satellite science software to create navigated/calibrated data and products at local antenna sites. Two of these software packages, the NOAA Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) and the NASA International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) also support end users through visualization, applications software and training. The vast array of science software and instruments supported, the high quality of the data and products, the ease of use of installation and execution, and the free distribution has resulted in an global explosion of data use and along with it creative applications. This presentation will include a review of the current state of the CSPP and IMAPP software suites, along with global examples of unique environmental applications of the data and products.

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