J6.3 Overview of Current S-NPP NOAA Unique Products and an Introduction to STAR's Research to Operations Transition Process for JPSS-1 ESPC Products

Tuesday, 24 January 2017: 4:30 PM
620 (Washington State Convention Center )
Priyanka Roy, I.M Systems Group, College Park, MD; and W. W. Wolf, T. S. King, and S. Kalluri

The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) has been successfully transitioning science algorithms (SAs) to operations to support the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service’s (NESDIS) goal to provide timely access to atmospheric, oceanic, and land surface satellite data. NESDIS continues to generate and distribute the real time S-NPP NOAA Unique Products (NUPs) to all its operational users and also archives the products at the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) thereby providing access to long term data sets to non-operational users as well. This presentation provides an overview of over 30 present and upcoming operational NUPs from S-NPP. The S-NPP NUPs are also blended into multi-satellite real time NESDIS products which are also distributed to users. All these products continue to improve National Weather Services’ forecasts as well as support numerous other users with high quality reliable data.
The S-NPP SAs have been researched and developed at STAR following the NESDIS’s Satellite Products and Services Review Board (SPSRB)’s Project Lifecycle process. These SAs will be updated for the JPSS-1 sensors and will be delivered to operations using a modified transition to operations process from S-NPP lessons learned. To ensure a fast and smooth transition of the STAR algorithms, the science teams will work with the STAR Algorithm Scientific Software Integration and System Transition Team (ASSISTT). ASSISTT will in turn deliver the tested science algorithms to the service oriented architecture based product generation subsystem known as S-NPP Data Exploitation (NDE). NDE is capable of scheduling and executing any science algorithm, further streamlining the algorithm integration process. The presentation will detail the tasks to be undertaken by ASSISTT to reduce the efforts of both the science developers and NDE integrators, while ensuring efficient project management.
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