663 JPSS STAR algorithm integration team

Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Valerie J. Mikles, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Camp Springs, MD; and W. Wolf, B. Das, Y. Tang, M. Tsidulko, and S. Sampson

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The NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Research and Applications (STAR) provides technical support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) algorithm development and integration tasks in coordination with the JPSS Ground Project Data Products Engineering (DPE) Team. Utilizing data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, JPSS generates over thirty Environmental Data Records (EDRs) and Intermediate Products (IPs) spanning atmospheric, ocean, cryosphere, and land weather disciplines. The Algorithm Integration Team (AIT), part of the JPSS Algorithm and Data Products (ADP) Program, brings technical expertise and support to product algorithms, specifically in testing and validating science algorithms within the Algorithm Development Library (ADL). The ADL, a programming environment maintained by DPE, emulates the programming interfaces available within the JPSS operational system.

The AIT assists the science teams by integrating product software, adapting the pre-operational algorithm source code for an operational environment, and preparing algorithm change packages. The AIT verifies that new and updated algorithms function in the development environment, enforces established software development standards, and ensures that packages delivered to DPE are functional and complete. To aid the algorithm teams with algorithm validation, the AIT has created pipeline processing scripts to automate the process of producing EDRs run using the ADL. The details of the AIT support to the algorithm teams shall be discussed.

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