IMAPP: Supporting the Aqua and Terra Operational Community

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Rebecca M. Cintineo, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and K. I. Strabala, L. E. Gumley, A. Huang, E. Borbas, E. Weisz, and B. Pierce

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The International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) is freely available software that ground stations around the world receiving direct broadcast satellite data from the Terra and Aqua satellites can use to process the data from MODIS, AIRS, AMSU, and AMSR-E and create useful products for a variety of real-time applications. The IMAPP direct broadcast MODIS products serve a variety of users internationally, including National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters who are able to view the products in AWIPS to aid in their forecasting and decision-making. The software suite is extensive and several recent updates have been made, including the addition of Polar2grid software for re-projecting and creating GeoTIFFs of MODIS data and a web mapping service for displaying those GeoTIFFs in a Google Maps or Google Earth interface. The HYDRA2 Multispectral Data Analysis Toolkit can be used for visualizing and analyzing multispectral direct broadcast satellite data for research and training applications. The Infusing Satellite Data into Environmental Applications International (IDEA-I) software supports air quality forecasting by creating aerosol trajectory forecasts using the MODIS aerosol product and ozone trajectory forecasts using AIRS, CrIS, and IASI retrievals. The MODIS Level 2 processing package for processing Level 1 data to produce land, atmosphere, and polar products has been updated to include the latest official NASA Collection 6 science algorithms for the Cloud Mask (MOD35), Cloud Top Property (MOD06), Atmospheric Profiles (MOD07), and Aerosol Optical Depth (MOD04) algorithms in an easy to use package. The IMAPP suite of software continues to grow and improve through feedback from the user community and continued development of the science algorithms.