698 NOAA GCOM-W1/AMSR2 Product Processing and Validation System: An Overview

Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Zorana Jelenak, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and P. Chang, J. Park, and P. Meyers

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM) consists of two satellite series, Water (GCOM-W) and Climate (GCOM-C). The first satellite of the GCOM program, GCOM-W1, was launched on May 18, 2012 carrying the follow-on to the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer – Earth Observing System (AMSR-E), AMSR-2. AMSR-2 will provide several products listed in NOAA's JPSS Level 1 Requirements Document Supplement which include microwave brightness temperature imagery, Total Precipitable Water (TPW), Cloud Liquid Water (CLW), and rain (rate/type), Sea Surface Temperature (SST), Sea Surface Wind Speed (SSWS), snow cover/depth, snow water equivalent, ice characterization and detection, soil moisture and surface type. An overview of the NOAA AMSR-2 product development and validation will be presented.
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