Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) Environmental Products
The first satellite in the JPSS constellation, known as the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, was launched on 28 October 2011, and is currently undergoing product calibration and validation activities. CGS's data processing capability will process the satellite data from JPSS satellites to provide environmental data products (including Sensor Data Records (SDRs) and Environmental Data Records (EDRs)) to NOAA and DoD processing centers operated by the United States government, as well as NOAA's Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS). CGS is currently processing and delivering SDRs and EDRs for Suomi NPP and will continue through the lifetime of the JPSS program. Given that public release of Suomi NPP satellite products, including EDRs, will be forthcoming over the next few months and the need for users to become familiar with these products, this presentation will provide an overview of all the products generated by the CGS and provided to CLASS for public distribution. It will discuss each of the 25 Suomi NPP EDRs, as well as their associated geolocation information, in detail, including a description of the EDR, its size, coverage, and expected uses.