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

Thursday, 26 January 2012: 11:30 AM
McIDAS-V : Visualization and Analysis Capabilities for JPSS
Room 343/344 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Thomas D. Rink, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Jasmin and T. Achtor

McIDAS-V : Visualization and Analysis Capabilities for JPSS

Thomas Rink, Tommy Jasmin, Thomas Achtor Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin-Madison

McIDAS-V is an open-source, freely available software package for analysis and visualization of geophysical data. Its advanced capabilities provide very interactive, 4-D displays linked to Python based user defined computation and analysis. McIDAS-V is now NPP-enabled so these powerful capabilities to integrate data, analysis and visualization can now be applied to the next generation of remote sensing instruments of the NPP/JPSS program. Tools for display and interrogation of VIIRS, CrIS and ATMS are being developed by leveraging capabilities already proven 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.

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