87th AMS Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 16 January 2007
NOAA Product Processing from Metop Satellites
Exhibit Hall C (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Tom Schott, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and S. L. Bunin
Over the last decade, NOAA has been working the EUMETSAT on the Initial Joint Polar-orbiting System where the Metop satellite will assume the NOAA mid-morning satellite mission. With a Metop projected launch of 17 July 2006, NESDIS is implementing a number of changes that will enable NOAA users to exploit Metop data. Metop will have new instruments, new product processing applications and methods, and changes to the NOAA communication architecture. Metop will have new instruments giving NOAA users the opportunity to have additional products, including ocean surface winds, hyperspectral soundings, and carbon trace gases. Metop will record and transmit full resolution global coverage 1-km data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer, as compared to the global 4-km data available from the current POES satellites, requiring changes to product processing systems. Additional changes to product systems are a result of the Metop architecture, which will result in information being received at NESDIS in small granules rather than full orbits. By taking advantage of processing the granules of data in pipeline format users can receive products faster. This poster will provide information on the changes to NESDIS product systems and the new and upgraded products that will be made available for users.

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