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

Tuesday, 24 January 2012: 9:15 AM
OMPS Early Orbit Performance Evaluation and Calibration
Room 257 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Chunhui Pan, UCAR, College Park, MD; and F. Weng, X. Wu, L. E. Flynn, G. Jaros, S. Janz, C. Seftor, and R. Buss

Launched on October 28, 2011, OMPS has acquired various types of calibrations images through both the nominal and special calibration activates, these images allows us to gauge the sensor performance through the sensor activation in the outgas/DECON mode. This presentation will update the status of the Sensor Data Record (SDR) with a focus on the instrument calibration. Sensor performance evaluation will be presented as a result of early orbit check, as well as the sensor performance transition from ground to real flight conditions. Examples of the on-orbit sensor parameters trending and radiance retrievals will be provided together with a description of the baseline for the on-orbit provisional calibration parameters, the software tools utilized from NOAA STAR to perform data analyses, image visualization and sensor performance monitoring.

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