Use of a Parallel Data Processing and Error Analysis System (DPEAS) for Transition of Multisatellite Hydrometeorological Products into Operations
Recently, DPEAS has been interfaced to the aWhere, Inc. WeatherTerrainTM cloud-computing location intelligent data provisioning platform. This capability enables the near real-time distribution of high-resolution real-time multisatellite blended precipitation products to African Govt. ministries, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) within the food security and public health domains, and other Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) collaborators to enable wide-spread use of the NOAA satellite data sets. To serve this need, real-time precipitation pilot studies using DPEAS for both Africa and Mexico/Central America regions are underway. This work also includes advanced dynamic intercalibration of the satellite products for real-time operational use in both the U.S. Govt. and in the public and private sectors. This leverages NOAA products and developments for wider Govt. use, including novel multi-disciplinary activities that require access to advanced multisensor capabilities.
In this work, we highlight (1) the new US Air Force-funded DPEAS-Linux capabilities, as well (2) new NOAA-funded Soumi-NPP and METOP-B satellite data algorithm product additions, as well as (3) examples of the DPEAS/aWhere interface enabling advanced cloud computing data provisioning services via the aWhere, Inc. platform for the BMGF-supported user community.
This research was supported by grants from the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) to the DoD Center for Geosciences / Atmospheric Research (CG/AR) at Colorado State University, the NOAA/NESDIS Product System Development and Implementation (PSDI) program, NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).