Thursday, 26 January 2017: 8:45 AM
620 (Washington State Convention Center )
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) operational polar-orbiting satellite constellation includes the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite, which was launched on 28 October, 2011, and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series of satellites, the first of which is planned to launch in early 2017. These satellites produce over 60 observational parameters from level 1 data to a variety of oceanic, atmospheric, land, and cryosphere environmental data products (EDRs). NOAA is in the process of transitioning all EDRs to enterprise algorithms that run on enterprise processing systems. Enterprise algorithms and processing systems allow for the production of high quality observational parameters from the same software and scientific basis using inputs from a variety of satellites and sensors. This enables the efficient transition to operations of new sensors of similar caliber, continuity and consistency in data products across the enterprise and between legacy and future sensors, and lower maintenance and operations costs in the long-term. This paper will outline the process and timeline for transition as well as the benefits and potential risks to the implementation.
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