NOAA Satellite Operational Products Quality Monitoring

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Thursday, 8 January 2015: 11:45 AM
230 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Zhaohui Cheng, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and A. Irving

Currently NOAA's Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) Satellite Products and Services Division (SPSD) is instituting a common set of Quality Assurance (QA) standards and practices for all operational satellite products generated and distributed by OSPO. Improving routine quality monitoring of the operational applications is part of this QA program.

Current QA practices in OSPO require that the products be monitored automatically for product availability. Product quality anomalies are usually determined by visual inspection only. Automated detection and notification of quality anomalies is rarely employed. OSPO is planning and designing a common interface to monitor legacy and new product applications. With this common interface, OSPO will possess a common tool that provides the capability to automatically monitor the performance of all OSPO products.

A consolidate QA tool is being developed and implemented for The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Data Exploitation (NDE) products and can be extended to use for all legacy and new operational products. The tool will enable the near real-time monitoring to view the live data feed as well as allow the Product Area Leads (PALs) to monitor the products quality in the long term and analyze the anomaly in more detail. In the presentation we will describe the design and sample output of this QA tool.