(a) leverage existing scientific and technical knowledge;
(b) avoid duplication of efforts;
(c) streamline existing techniques and develop more accurate methods for all-sky data assimilation; and
(d) to develop methods for accelerating the assimilation of new satellite sensors and reviewing and improving assimilation of existing sensors.
This presentation will provide an overview for the work of the JCSDA Project on New and Improved Observations, which encompasses the assimilation of new sensors and the optimization of existing ones. Major scientific frontiers focus on improving data assimilation of radiances over-land and in all-sky conditions through improved scientific algorithms, data ingest, quality control, and the modifications to CRTM and GSI to support these efforts. Additionally, this talk will give a brief overview of JPSS/GOES-R data assimilation challenges and plan of action for making the optimal use of these critically important satellite resources for analysis and weather prediction requirements.