89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Early performance predictions of Ozone Environmental Data Records for the NPOESS Preparatory Project OMPS sensor
Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center)
Heather Kilcoyne, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS, Lanham, MD; and M. Caponi, B. Guenther, C. Hoffman, G. Mineart, K. St. Germain, and B. Reed
The flight sensors for the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) are now undergoing their final pre-launch characterization and calibration. The NPOESS Integrated Program Office (IPO) Data Products Division (NDPD) has generated the performance assessments for the Ozone Environmental Data Records (EDRs) of the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS). The Ozone OMPS EDRs include the Ozone Total Column (TC) and Ozone Nadir Profile (NP). The EDR Assessments were developed by the NDPD in consultation with subject matter experts from government labs and universities to collect and track algorithm development status and expected performance against contractual specifications and applicability to user missions.

This poster summarizes the ozone assessments and provides an overview of the NPP ozone data products. For each algorithm, the current best estimate, performance drivers, watch items, and mitigation strategies are presented. The NPP EDR Assessments are used to capture and communicate algorithm issues and expected performance to the Program stakeholders and will be updated as sensor testing and algorithm development progress. We predict that the OMPS ozone products will approach equivalent quality as is currently obtained with the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Radiometer (SBUV/2) products since the hardware and software used are similar.

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