5th GOES Users' Conference


GOES-R 2008 User Conference Poster Abstract for the NOAA CLASS Project

Robert Rank, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and F. Vizbulis

NOAA's Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) provides the IT infrastructure to support the long-term, secure storage of and access to NOAA's archived environmental datasets, preservation information, and metadata. CLASS currently stores data from Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES), Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (MetOp).

GOES data is archived by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and has been available through CLASS since December 1, 2003. The data dates back to 1974 and the total archive represents approximately 250 TB of data. The data can be searched in a variety of ways, including data type, satellite, date and time range, and spatial coverage. It can be delivered in several different formats; including McIDAS area format, NetCDF, GIF, JPEG, and raw GOES Variable format (GVAR).

Poster Session 1, Fifth GOES Users' Confererence Poster Session
Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Exhibit Hall B

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