11.1 An Integrated Geo-Stationary Validation System for GOES-R

Thursday, 14 January 2016: 1:30 PM
Room 225 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Robert Holz, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. Quinn, F. W. Nagle, and W. Wolf

As part of the GOES-R AWG effort we are developing a validation framework that will supports both pre and post launch validation for the GOES-R L1 and L2 products. The project leverages decades of experience in applying vector algebra and analytic geometry to problems in satellite navigation and collocation at CIMSS and supports the following goals: Develop a maintainable and extensible toolkit capable of orbital analysis (overpass calculations for satellite-to-satellite or satellite-to-ground) and pixel-to-pixel collocation for both GEO and LEO instruments. This effort involves development of new techniques and algorithms in addition to refactoring and organizing legacy code. Support the collocation needs of GOES-R AWG teams as they work to validate their algorithms. The collocation toolkit will become part of a standard validation framework being developed by the AIT. Leverage the collocation tools to build an inter-calibration system to allow near real-time monitoring of instrument performance and long-term analysis of radiometric trends.

This presentation will focus on our teams development of a web interface providing near-real time collocated JPSS, MODIS, and GOES-R data (using the Japanese Himawarii-8 as a proxy) products and L2 imagery. The system is designed to provide long term monitoring between the polar and geo-stationary L2 products for cloud, winds and aerosols.

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