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McIDAS-V support for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011
McIDAS-V support for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program
Washington State Convention Center
Thomas D. Rink, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Jasmin and T. Achtor

The fifth generation of the Man computer Interactive Data Access System (McIDAS-V) is a Java-based, open-source, freely available software package for analysis and visualization of geophysical data. Its advanced capabilities provide very interactive, 4-D displays, an abstract mathematical data model with built-in metadata, and user defined analysis and computation. These powerful capabilities to integrate data, analysis and visualization are being applied to the next generation of remote sensing instruments of the NPP/JPSS program. The McIDAS-V development team is developing tools for display and interrogation of VIIRS, CrIS and ATMS granules using NPP proxy data, by leveraging capabilities already developed for MODIS, AIRS, IASI, SEVIRI and GOES, as well as, numerous other environmental satellite, NWP re-analysis and in situ data. Case studies are being used to develop new analysis and product validation techniques in the McIDAS-V environment. This will allow NPP/JPSS scientists and algorithm developers to analyze and visualize their products, enabling algorithm evaluation, product synthesis and iterative development