TJ21.1 McIDAS-V, visualization and data analysis for Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership

Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 11:00 AM
Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)
William C. Straka III, Space Science and Engineering Center/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Jasmin, T. D. Rink, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, S. D. Miller, and T. H. Achtor

The fifth generation of the Man computer Interactive Data Access System (McIDAS-V) is the next generation in the University of Wisconsin's Space Science and Engineering Center's 35-year history of sophisticated McIDAS software packages. It is a Java-based, open-source, and freely available software visualization package for satellite and other geophysical data. Its advanced capabilities provide interactive 4-D displays, an abstract mathematical data model with built-in metadata, and user-defined analysis and computation. These powerful capabilities to integrate data, analysis and visualization are being applied to the next generation of geostationary remote sensing instrument. While McIDAS-V can visualize data from the current set of polar and geostationary satellites from a variety of countries (GOES, MSG, etc.), as part of the JPSS Risk Reduction Program, McIDAS-V was updated to be able to visualize data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. This includes all of the channels from the Moderate resolution bands as well as the I-bands and the Day Night Band on the VIIRS instrument. In addition, data from the ATMS and CrIS instruments can be visualized. McIDAS-V supports data from both the official processing system as well as the Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP). Results from specific cases from VIIRS, ATMS and CrIS will be shown.
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