360 The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program Algorithm Change Process (ACP): Past, Present and Future

Monday, 11 January 2016
Ashley Nechole Griffin, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Space and Defense (AS&D, Inc.), Beltsville, MD

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program Office is the supporting organization for the Suomi National Polar Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite that was successfully put into orbit on October 28, 2011. S-NPP carries the following sensors: VIIRS, CrIS, ATMS, OMPS, and CERES with instruments that study the Earth's weather, oceans, and atmosphere. The S-NPP satellite produces over 25 data products covering various aspects of the land, atmosphere and ocean. A team of scientists and engineers from all over the United States document, monitor and fix errors in software code or documentation with the algorithm change process (ACP) to ensure the success of the S-NPP mission by making sure that the best data products are being provided to users.

This poster will outline the algorithm change process that maintains the quality and accuracy of the data products the scientific community relies on, outline the various users and scientific applications of our operational data products and highlight lessons learned throughout the S-NPP mission that we will be applying as we transition to the 2017 JPSS-1 satellite mission and beyond.

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