Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 11:00 AM
Room 11AB (Austin Convention Center)
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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