442 The Global Impact of 10+ Years of IMAPP Software in Support of Aqua and Terra

Monday, 7 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Kathleen I. Strabala, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. E. Gumley, A. Huang, J. Davies, E. Weisz, J. R. Key, and B. Pierce

Handout (11.5 MB)

Starting with the launch of Terra in 1999, NASA's International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) has been supporting the Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua and Terra missions through the distribution of free software packages for local Direct Broadcast (DB) applications. Since that time, 46 different packages have been released in support of MODIS, AIRS and AMSR-E environmental applications from users in 66 different countries. In addition, 10 IMAPP direct broadcast application workshops have been held on 5 continents as a means of fostering interest, knowledge and use of Aqua and Terra data and products from students and decision makers. The success of the project can be traced to the scientific quality of the data and products, portability and robustness of the software and a good working relationship with the user community. This results in the support of a wide variety of applications globally, including operational weather forecasting, air quality monitoring and insect infestations. A selection of global examples will be presented.

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