92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012: 4:00 PM
Overview of NPP/JPSS Environmental Data Products and Algorithm Development
Room 343/344 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Ivan Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and C. D. Barnet, R. Ferraro, L. E. Flynn, A. K. Heidinger, D. W. Hillger, A. Ignatov, J. Key, S. Kondragunta, I. Laszlo, and M. Wang

Delivery of real-time environmental data and products from the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) and Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) satellites will allow for the continuation and improvement of support for weather forecasting, environmental monitoring and disaster management. NPP and JPSS will also provide a continuation of major long-term observations to enhance our understanding of various processes and interactions within the Earth System. The JPSS program has formed government-led Algorithm Application Teams for the evaluation, development and maintenance of the operational environmental data products from the NPP and JPSS satellites. Algorithm development work is closely coordinated with the activities of the NPP/JPSS data and product calibration and validation program. In this presentation we provide an overview of the NPP and JPSS Environmental Data Records (EDRs) and some major additional geophysical data products from four sensors: the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS); the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS); the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) and the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS). We focus on algorithm status, retrieval strategy, relationship to heritage algorithms and proposed improvements to ensure high quality data products for real-time applications and long-term monitoring.

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