4A.1 Access to GOES-R and JPSS Satellite Data and Products with McIDAS

Tuesday, 24 January 2017: 1:30 PM
611 (Washington State Convention Center )
David A. Santek, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Dengel, B. schaffer, T. Jasmin, and W. C. Straka III

At the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), the Man computer Interactive Data Access System (McIDAS) has been the cornerstone for satellite data visualization since the early 1970s. It continues to be used worldwide for research, educational interests, operational product generation, and in forecasting at NOAA centers and international weather offices. There are two supported versions of the software: McIDAS-X (heritage) and McIDAS-V (Java-based).

In preparation for GOES-R and JPSS, SSEC is in the process of enhancing the McIDAS-X and –V software packages to import the data and products from several of the instruments onboard these new platforms. For GOES-R, McIDAS-X servers and McIDAS-V file adaptors are available for the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 1B, ABI Level 2+ products, and Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) data stored in netCDF format. For JPSS, McIDAS-V file adaptors will import data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS), and Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instruments in HDF-5 format. 

This presentation will provide the status of the servers and file adaptors for data importing, visualization examples, and unique functionality that McIDAS-X and McIDAS-V provide for these new platforms.

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