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Developing a product validation and inter-calibration system for GOES-R using advanced collocation methods

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Developing a product validation and inter-calibration system for GOES-R using advanced collocation methods
Washington State Convention Center
Greg Quinn, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. E. Holz, F. W. Nagle, W. Wolf, and H. Sun

Building on a strong heritage of collocation techniques and large-scale satellite data archive and processing systems, the GOES-R AWG collocation project aims to provide a flexible set of tools for dataset inter-comparison. Past success with LEO/LEO comparisons (e.g., cloud and aerosol studies using MODIS and CALIOP) and current work on GEO/LEO (SEVIRI comparisons with MODIS and CALIOP to aid in GOES-R algorithm development) lead toward an end-to-end system of increasing generality. This includes both a toolkit of collocation software and merged products providing scientists with extensive validation capabilities. Collocation, inter-calibration, and retrieval validation products are presented for both LEO/LEO and LEO/GEO applications.