The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Centers are responsible for the scientific data stewardship of the products and information available from the NPP and JPSS missions. The scientific data stewardship consists of long-term archive and preservation, enhancement of the information, and providing easy and efficient access for users. The NOAA National Data Centers consist of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). Currently, the NOAA National Data Centers archive and serve data from many existing missions, including Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES).
This presentation will illustrate how to access the NPP data through the NOAA National Data Centers' Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS). CLASS provides access to the NPP data through the existing and familiar CLASS web interface. Additional search and access capabilities are planned through the development of the CLASS system evolution.