Research to Operations of Satellite Products within NESDIS

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015: 2:00 PM
232A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Thomas B. Schott, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and S. L. Bunin and B. Reed
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The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides timely access to atmospheric, oceanic, and land surface satellite data from a variety of polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites to satisfy end user requirements. New and enhanced products from existing satellite systems and new products from new satellite systems are generated as user requirements are identified and validated, and product development resources are secured. Data are often blended from multiple satellite sources to generate a single dataset. NESDIS product development efforts that transition to operations result in improved weather forecasts and assist in monitoring of Earth's climate and oceans.

Some recent operational products include blended total ozone, blended snow and ice cover, microwave hydrologic and land surface products, sea surface temperature, oceanic heat content, polar winds, and solar radiation products. This presentation will describe those and other examples of product development efforts that have successfully transitioned from research to operations and will highlight some products that are currently in the transition process.