738 Operational Products from New Generation Satellite Sensors at the Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Yiping Wang, FNMOC, Monterey, CA; and J. Tesmer, P. J. Mccrone, and J. Vermeulen

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) is the Navy’s operational Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and data reach-back center. We provide operational satellite products for NWP and tactical imagery for both military and non-defense users. Algorithms and data processing systems have been developed at FNMOC to ingest and process real-time satellite data from the Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) as well as other satellites such as Himawari-8, Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) and Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP), Meteosat Second Generation-3 (MSG3), International Space Station (ISS), Global Precipitation Mission (GPM), and Global Change Observation Mission-Water1 (GCOM-W1). FNMOC acquires satellite imagery from DOD and U.S. Government/Interagency resources, as well as from international partners. The United States Air Force MarkIVB is one of example of an interagency resource via which data is obtained from many of the above data sources. Within the Navy, products from these systems are directly used as inputs to atmospheric and ocean forecast models. Satellite data are also applied to other applications such as tropical cyclone Intensity (TCI), monitoring, and forecasting.  

In this presentation, we will focus on demonstrating the products recently developed at FNMOC for the new generation of satellite sensors. These products include IR/VIS imagery from Himawari-8, wind vectors from RapidScat, radiance data from VIIRS, brightness temperatures from ATMS, GMI and Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2), rain rate from GMI, and various Environment Data Records (EDRs) from the DMSP satellites. Recovering Real-Time Microwave Sensor (RTMS) from F-19 via McMurdo and Mark4b sites will also be discussed. Techniques are also under development at FNMOC to explore the utilization of upcoming satellites such as GOES-R and the Compact Ocean Wind Radiometer (COWVR) producing Ocean Surface Wind Vectors (OSVW). These new systems as well as new products specifically developed for Navy users will be presented at the meeting.

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