Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Washington State Convention Center
Several new polar-orbiting satellites will be launching over the next few years and NOAA intends to process the data for operational applications. NOAA's National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Data Exploitation (NDE) project will provide operational civilian users of environmental satellite products with data from the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) and the Joint Polar-orbiting Satellite System (JPSS). NOAA will also make products available from Metop-B, which will continue the morning mission started with Metop-A. Potential new sources of data will include Megha-Tropiques and the Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM) satellites. Together these satellites will provide users with new and continuity products such as sea surface temperature, atmospheric soundings, microwave surface and hydrology products, ocean surface winds, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric radiation, ocean color, snow and ice cover, vegetation products, and smoke and ash tracking. This paper will describe product development taking place at NOAA to exploit the data from the variety of future polar-orbiting satellites.
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