Session 13 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems

Program Chairs: Gary McWilliams , NESDIS JPSS Program Office/Science and Technology Corporation ; Michael L. Jamilkowski , Col USAF Ret and AMS Fellow ; Satya Kalluri , NOAA/NESDIS/STAR ; Timothy J. Schmit , NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research ; Stephen A. Mango , NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis Affiliate
Reviewers: Mitch Goldberg , NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS ; James G. Yoe , NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

8:30 AM-8:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Plenary Session 2
Welcoming Address
Location: Austin, Texas

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Joint Session 3
Special Session on JPSS
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS; Ivan Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS
9:00 AM
J3.2
First VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1
Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and T. J. Kopp, C. J. Seaman, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, and J. Torres

9:15 AM
J3.3
9:30 AM
J3.4
An All-Weather, Multi-Platform Hyperspectral Retrieval System: The NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS); Recent Algorithm Enhancements Geared Toward Near–Real Time and Long-Term User Applications
Antonia Gambacorta, Science and Technology Corporation (STC), Columbia, MD; and N. Nalli, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, C. Tan, K. Zhang, X. Xiong, M. Wilson, B. Sun, C. D. Barnet, L. L. Strow, T. S. King, L. Soulliard, A. Wheeler, N. Smith, L. Zhou, T. Reale, A. Sharma, W. W. Wolf, and M. Goldberg

Recording files available
Joint Session 5
Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies, or Climate Monitoring—Part I
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats )
Cochairs: Robert Bauer, NASA/Earth Science Technology Office; Margaret Caulfield
9:00 AM
J5.2
High-Resolution Tomography of Upper Tropospheric and Lower Stratospheric Water Vapor with Spaceborne Active Microwave Limb Sounding
Nathaniel Livesey, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and W. G. Read, A. J. Tang, G. Chattopadhyay, T. Reck, R. Stachnik, R. Jarnot, M. L. Santee, J. Kocz, C. Felten, J. Kooi, and S. Padmanabhan

9:15 AM
J5.3
RainCube, A Ka-band Precipitation Radar in a 6U CubeSat
Shivani S Joshi, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Peral, S. Tanelli, J. Sauder, N. Chahat, D. Price, and S. Statham
9:30 AM
J5.4
Enabling Global Observations of Clouds and Precipitation at Fine Spatiotemporal Scales from 6U-Class SmallSat Constellations: Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D)
Steven C. Reising, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and T. C. Gaier, S. Padmanabhan, C. D. Kummerow, B. H. Lim, C. Heneghan, V. Chandrasekar, W. Berg, S. T. Brown, J. Carvo, and M. Pallas

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Joint Session 7
Communicating the Value of Satellite Data to the Public
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Kathryn Shontz, NOAA; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania
10:30 AM
J7.1
Communicating Value: A Mutual Exploration, an Ongoing Conversation—Not a Sales Pitch
William Hooke, Associate Executive Director of AMS, Washington, DC
Manuscript (177.3 kB)

11:00 AM
J7.2
Communicating the Value of the Satellite Data: Examples from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Margarita Gregg, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and K. Arzayus, M. J. Brewer, K. S. Casey, E. Kihn, K. V. Matthews, S. Mesick, J. L. Privette, N. A. Ritchey, M. Tanner, R. S. Vose, and M. Wohlgemuth

11:15 AM
J7.3
11:30 AM
J7.4
What Is a Satellite Measurement? Communicating Abstract Satellite Science Concepts to the World
Nadia Smith, Science and Technology Corporation, Columbia, MD; and K. Shontz and C. D. Barnet

Recording files available
Joint Session 10
Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies, or Climate Monitoring—Part II
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the First Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats )
Cochairs: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis Affiliate; Eric Fetzer, JPL/California Institute of Technology
11:30 AM
J10.5
Enabling Observations of Ice Cloud Particle Size and Humidity Profiles in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere from the Tropospheric Water and Cloud ICE (TWICE) Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Wavelength Radiometer Instrument for 6U-Class Satellites
Steven C. Reising, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and P. Kangaslahti, E. Schlecht, J. Jiang, X. Bosch-Lluis, M. Ogut, Y. Goncharenko, B. Kilmer, R. Cofield, S. Padmanabhan, N. Chahat, S. T. Brown, W. Deal, A. Zamora, K. Leong, S. Shih, and G. Mei

11:45 AM
J10.6

12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Lunch Break

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 1
2018 Haurwitz Lecture
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Cochairs: Ángel F. Adames, GFDL; Scott W. Powell, Colorado State Univ.

Joint Session 14
Direct Broadcast Capabilities for Polar-Orbiting and Geostationary Satellites and Their Use in Support of Societal Needs
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Satya Kalluri, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; Kathleen Strabala, CIMSS
2:00 PM
J14.1
Operational Capabilities, Products, and Customers of the NOAA Direct Broadcast Real Time Network
Liam Gumley, CIMSS/Space Science and Engineering Center/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2:30 PM
J14.3
2:45 PM
J14.4
CSPP Geo Software for Processing Direct Broadcast Data from a New Generation of Geostationary Satellites
Graeme Martin, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Gumley, N. Bearson, J. Braun, G. Cureton, A. De Smet, R. Garcia, T. Jasmin, S. Mindock, E. Schiffer, and K. Strabala

3:15 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Joint Session 17
Satellite Testbeds and Proving Ground Activities
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS; Huan Meng, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research
4:00 PM
J17.4
GOES-16 and Himawari-8 Integration at the Satellite Proving Ground for Marine, Precipitation, and Satellite Analysis
Michael J. Folmer, CICS, College Park, MD; and J. M. Sienkiewicz, J. D. Clark, H. D. Cobb III, N. A. Ramos, J. A. Nelson Jr., A. Orrison, M. Klein, J. Kibler, S. D. Rudlosky, S. J. Goodman, and M. Goldberg

4:15 PM-6:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session 1
GOES-R/JPSS Poster Session I
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Gary McWilliams, NESDIS JPSS Program Office/Science and Technology Corporation; Tim Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
213
Using VIIRS Aerosol Products to Assess the Impact of Wildfire Emissions on Observed Air Quality in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Amy K. Huff, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and W. F. Ryan, S. Kondragunta, and H. Zhang

215
CSPP SDR 3.0 Support for JPSS-1 and CrIS FS
Scott Mindock, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. Martin, R. Garcia, K. Strabala, L. Gumley, and A. Huang

216
SDI Grb Appliance: An Excellent Way to Process the GOES-R Grb Data Stream
Scott Mindock, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. Beavers and R. A. Kohrs

218
Assessment of the Impact of ABI Radiance Assimilation NWP Skill
Xiaolei Zou, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and L. Lin, X. Zhuge, and Z. Qin

219
Advancing New Satellite Products into Operations: CIRA's NWS Proving Ground Plans
Ed Szoke, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and CIRA, Boulder, CO; and D. Bikos, B. H. Connell, S. D. Miller, R. Brummer, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, D. A. Molenar, and C. J. Seaman

Poster 221 has been moved. New paper number is 6B.4A

222
225
GOES-16 Sensor Data: NRL Ground Station Reception and GeoIPSTM Processing
Richard L. Bankert, NRL, Monterey, CA; and K. A. Richardson, M. L. Surratt, A. P. Kuciauskas, J. H. Cossuth, S. D. Miller, and J. E. Solbrig

226
Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Force Storms: Identifying Stratospheric Air Intrusions and the Effects of Hurricane Force Wind Events on the Iceberg Limit
Kristina Mazur, NCEP Student Internship Program, Ocean Prediction Center, College Park, MD; and M. J. Folmer, L. J. Phillips, J. M. Sienkiewicz, and E. Berndt

227
Anticipating Winter Weather with Next-Generation Satellite Sensors
Emily Berndt, MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and S. S. Harkema and M. J. Folmer

228
CSPP Geo GRB: Direct Broadcast Software for GOES-16
Nick Bearson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Jasmin, S. Mindock, J. Braun, and G. Martin

229
Joint Polar Satellite System Data Products and Applications
Bonnie Reed, JPSS, Suitland, MD; and A. Layns and M. J. Folmer

230
CICS-MD Contributions to NOAA Satellite Water Cycle Products and Services
Patrick C. Meyers, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and R. R. Ferraro, E. H. Berbery, N. Y. Wang, H. Meng, S. D. Rudlosky, J. Dong, and Y. You

232
ABI Imagery: From Concept to Operations
Mathew M. Gunshor, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit, J. M. Feltz, K. Bah, H. Zhang, and J. P. Nelson III

233
Validation of the SNPP CrIS Full-Resolution NUCAPS Trace Gas EDRs
Nicholas R. Nalli, IMSG, College Park, MD; and A. Gambacorta, C. Tan, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, C. D. Barnet, M. Wilson, X. Xiong, and Q. Liu

234
VISIT and SHyMet Training Activities at CIMSS
Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and A. S. Bachmeier, J. J. Gerth, T. J. Schmit, M. M. Gunshor, D. Bikos, E. J. Szoke, and B. H. Connell

237
Evaluation of NUCAPS products in AWIPS-II: Results from the 2017 HWT
Ashley Wheeler, Science and Technology Corporation (STC), Columbia, MD; and N. Smith, A. Gambacorta, and C. D. Barnet

240
241
Lessons Learned Processing Data from Live GOES-16 Data Using the Operational Algorithms
Erik Steinfelt, AER, Lexington, MA; and D. Hogan, E. J. Kennelly, P. A. Van Rompay, A. Werbos, and T. S. Zaccheo

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Exhibits Opening and Reception
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)

8:00 PM-10:30 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Fourth Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Joint Session 22
National and International Program Overviews for Environmental Satellites (Invited)
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS; Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS
8:30 AM
J22.1
9:00 AM
J22.2
9:30 AM
J22.4
The EUMETSAT Satellite Programmes—Providing Continuity for the Future (Invited Presentation)
Kenneth Holmlund, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany; and P. Schlüssel, R. Stuhlmann, B. Bojkov, R. Munro, D. Klaes, F. Montagner, J. Grandell, and D. Just

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Joint Session 25
Special Session on GOES-R
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB; Jorge Torres, KOB-TV
10:30 AM
J25.1
Geostationary Lightning Mapper: Post Launch Test Results
Clemens E. Tillier, Lockheed Martin, Palo Alto, CA; and S. F. Edgington, H. Demroff, R. van Bezooijen, H. J. Christian Jr., and P. M. Bitzer

10:45 AM
J25.2
GOES-R Series ABI Mode and Mesoscale Domain Sector Request Process
Kathryn W. Mozer, NOAA, College Park, MD; and D. Nietfeld, M. Seybold, E. M. Guillot, J. K. Zajic, B. Rapp, B. Gockel, C. M. Gravelle, and P. O'Reilly

11:15 AM
J25.4
Workshops on GOES-16 Data for National Weather Service SOOs and DOHs
Bill Ward, NWS, Honolulu, HI; and F. Alsheimer, B. C. Carcione, C. B. Entwistle, R. D. Ewald, M. T. Stavish, G. T. Stano, K. W. Mozer, J. J. Gerth, S. S. Lindstrom, T. J. Schmit, C. M. Gravelle, K. J. Runk, M. A. Bowlan, J. G. LaDue, J. E. Ogren, E. J. Szoke, and D. Bikos

11:30 AM
J25.5
Using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-16 to Visualize Solar Eclipses
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Madison, WI; and M. M. Gunshor, J. M. Feltz, K. Bah, K. W. Mozer, and J. P. Nelson III

11:45 AM
J25.6
Advanced Imagery Applications Development for GOES-16 ABI
Steven D. Miller, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, J. E. Solbrig, Y. J. Noh, L. Grasso, and K. Micke

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


1
Development and Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information for Forecasting Extreme Weather—Part I
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems )
Moderators: Julie L. Demuth, NCAR; Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/OAR/ESRL
Panelists: Steven D. Miller, CIRA; Geoffrey T. Stano, ENSCO, Inc.; Andrea B. Schumacher, CIRA/Colorado State Univ.; Chad M. Gravelle, NOAA/NWS; William Line, NWS

Joint Session 31
NOAA Satellite Data Operations
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Natalia Donoho, NOAA/NESDIS; Kathryn W. Mozer, NOAA
1:45 PM
J31.2
NOAA/NESDIS ESPDS—Enterprise Multi-Mission Operational Product Generation and Distribution for NESDIS
Rich Baker, Solers, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Brogan, G. Wilkinson, P. MacHarrie, S. Britton, E. Richards, S. Walsh, R. Niemann, and D. M. Beall

2:00 PM
J31.3A
2:15 PM
J31.4

2:45 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Themed Joint Session 6
Development and Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information for Forecasting Extreme Weather—Part II
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Satya Kalluri, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR; Chad M. Gravelle, NOAA/NWS
3:00 PM
TJ6.2
Highlights of the First Year of GOES-16 Imagery
Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB, Fort Collins, CO; and S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, and S. J. Goodman

3:15 PM
TJ6.3A
Operational Use of GOES-16 at WFO Pueblo
William Line, NWS, Pueblo, CO

3:30 PM
TJ6.4
Monitoring Oceanic Convection Using the Geostationary Lightning Mapper
Michael J. Folmer, CICS, College Park, MD; and C. Clark-Robertson, L. J. Phillips, J. M. Sienkiewicz, J. D. Clark, H. D. Cobb III, N. A. Ramos, S. D. Rudlosky, P. C. Meyers, and S. J. Goodman

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session 2
GOES-R/JPSS Poster Session II
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Michael Jamilkowski, Col USAF Ret and AMS Fellow; Elizabeth Nolan, JPSS
698
GOES-16 ABI Channel Differencing Used to Reveal Cloud-Free Zones of "Precursors of Convective Initiation"
Lewis D. Grasso, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. F. Dostalek and D. T. Lindsey

699
GOES-16 ABI Observations of Lower Tropospheric Structures of Water Vapor at 1.38 μm
Lewis D. Grasso, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and D. Bikos and S. D. Miller

700
An Enterprise Environmental Data Fusion and Assimilation System for Nowcasting and NWP Applications
Kevin Garrett, Riverside Technology, Inc. and NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and S. A. Boukabara, E. Maddy, E. Jones, N. Shahroudi, and K. Ide

703
JPSS-1 Algorithm Product Verfication and Validation
Jeffrey Weinrich, JPSS, Washington, DC

706
707
Value Variance Analysis in Constellation Architecture Studies
Eric B. Wendoloski, The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA; and M. W. Maier, M. Coakley, and T. J. Hall

705A
New GOES-R Risk Reduction Activities at CIRA
Matthew A. Rogers, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. Miller, L. Grasso, J. M. Haynes, Y. J. Noh, J. Forsythe, M. Zupanski, D. T. Lindsey, and J. E. Solbrig

708
GOES-16 ABI Successful Stray Light Blocker
Paul C. Griffith, Harris, Fort Wayne, IN; and J. Van Naarden and D. Gall

709
Cost Variance Analysis in Constellation Architecture Studies
Kiley L. Yeakel, The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA; and M. W. Maier

711
CSPP Geo Support for Direct Broadcast
Jessica Braun, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. Martin, L. Gumley, N. Bearson, G. Cureton, A. De Smet, R. Garcia, T. Jasmin, S. Mindock, E. Schiffer, and K. Strabala

712
Polar2Grid—Reprojecting Satellite Data Made Easy
David Hoese, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and K. Strabala

713
715
S-NPP CrIS Noise Characterization and Relative Response after Five Years in Space
Kori Moore, Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, UT; and D. K. Scott

716
Incorporation of Improved Active Fire Products into NOAA Production Environment
Marina Tsidulko, IMSG at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and I. Csiszar, W. Schroeder, and L. Giglio

717
Future Architecture Decision Points
Frank W. Gallagher III, NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and K. St. Germain and M. W. Maier

718
Poster 719 has been moved. New paper number J31.3A

720
Routine Validation of the STAR Multi-Satellite Processing System Framework
William Straka, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and W. W. Wolf, S. Sampson, G. Quinn, R. Garcia, G. Martin, A. Li, M. Fan, J. Daniels, E. Schiffer, and A. DesMet

721
Early Insights into GOES-16 ABI Image Quality Using GRATDAT
David Pogorzala, Integrity Applications Incorporated, Chantilly, VA; and Z. Li, J. Fulbright, and M. Seybold

722
Lessons Learned of an Algorithm Change Process to the GOES-R Ground Segment
Ryan Williams, Stellar Solutions, Inc., Chantilly, VA; and W. M. MacKenzie Jr., R. Race, T. Feroli, and S. Superczynski

723
GOES-16 Calibration and Validation for ABI Level 2 Algorithms
Paul A. Van Rompay, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Greenbelt, MD; and E. J. Kennelly

6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Peter J. Webster Symposium Banquet
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Session 6
NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture Study—Part I
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Frank W. Gallagher III, NESDIS; Karen St. Germain, NOAA/NESDIS
8:30 AM
6.1
The NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture (NSOSA) Study
Karen St. Germain, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. W. Gallagher III and M. W. Maier

8:45 AM
6.2
The EDR Value Model for the NSOSA Decision Process
Mark W. Maier, Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA; and R. A. Anthes

9:00 AM
6.3
Alternative Architectures in the NSOSA Study
Mark W. Maier, Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA; and F. W. Gallagher III and K. St. Germain

9:30 AM
6.5
Migration to Commercial Communications for Geostationary Services
Julian Breidenthal, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and R. Cesarone, K. M. Cheung, F. W. Gallagher III, K. St. Germain, and M. W. Maier

9:45 AM
6.6

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Session 7
NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture Study—Part II
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Frank W. Gallagher III, NESDIS; Karen St. Germain, NOAA/NESDIS
10:45 AM
7.2
Instrument Catalog Development for the Proposed Future NESDIS Satellite Architecture
Robert T. Menzies, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and M. De Soria-Santacruz Pich, T. Pagano, C. Zuffada, J. R. Piepmeier, F. W. Gallagher III, K. St. Germain, and M. W. Maier

11:00 AM
7.3
Technology and Integrated Roadmaps for the Proposed Future NESDIS Satellite Architecture
Elena Adams, APL, Laurel, MD; and S. Thibault, D. Eng, P. Clark, R. T. Menzies, C. Zuffada, F. W. Gallagher III, K. St. Germain, and M. W. Maier

11:15 AM
7.4
Performance Evaluation for NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture (NSOSA) Study
M. M. Coakley, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and D. P. Ryan-Howard, F. J. Rich, M. K. Griffin, G. P. Ginet, H. Iskenderian, W. E. Bicknell, W. J. Blackwell, F. W. Gallagher III, and M. W. Maier

11:30 AM
7.5
Customer Impacts of the Proposed Future NESDIS Satellite Architecture
Kevin Schrab, NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Onsager, J. G. Yoe, F. W. Gallagher III, K. St. Germain, and M. W. Maier

11:45 AM
7.6
The NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture (NSOSA) Study Results
Karen St. Germain, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. W. Gallagher III, M. W. Maier, M. M. Coakley, E. Adams, C. Zuffada, and J. R. Piepmeier

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 2
2018 Horton Lecture
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
1:30 PM
L2.1
Rain Rates from Space: Past & Future (Invited Presentation)
Gerald R. North, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

Session 8
Education, Training, and User Readiness for GOES-R and JPSS—Part I
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Kim J. Runk, NOAA/NWS; Amy Stevermer, UCAR/COMET
1:30 PM
8.1
2:00 PM
8.3
2:15 PM
8.4
COMET’s MetEd Education and Training Resources for GOES-R and JPSS User Readiness
Patrick Dills, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and A. Stevermer, T. Lee, M. Weingroff, and E. M. Page

2:45 PM-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Session 9
Education, Training, and User Readiness for GOES-R and JPSS—Part II
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Kim J. Runk, NOAA/NWS; Amy Stevermer, UCAR/COMET
2:45 PM
9.1
JPSS Products, Applications, and Training
Jorel Torres, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and B. H. Connell and S. D. Miller

3:00 PM
9.2
GOES-R Series International Training Working Group
Janel R. Thomas, Science and Technology Corporation, Greenbelt, MD; and S. J. Goodman, E. Madsen, J. Peronto, B. H. Connell, A. Stevermer, K. W. Mozer, and M. Seybold

3:30 PM
9.4
Galvanizing Educator Awareness around the GOES-R Satellite Series
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


98th AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Thursday, 11 January 2018

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Session 10A
Algorithm Development and New Science Innovation—Part I
Location: 410 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Jaime Daniels, NOAA/NESDIS; Ivan A. Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS
8:45 AM
10A.2
Updates on JPSS-1 and Suomi NPP Operational Algorithms Cal Val and Science Improvements
Lihang Zhou, NOAA STAR, College Park, MD; and M. G. Divakarla, X. Liu, F. Weng, I. Csiszar, A. Layns, and M. Goldberg

9:00 AM
10A.3
Improving Cloud Layer Boundaries from GOES-16
John M. Haynes, CIRA, Fort Collins, CO; and Y. J. Noh, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, A. Heidinger, and J. M. Forsythe

9:15 AM
10A.4
Progress toward NASA MODIS and Suomi NPP Cloud Property Data Record Continuity
Steven Platnick, GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and K. Meyer, R. Holz, S. A. Ackerman, A. Heidinger, G. Wind, N. Amarasinghe, C. Wang, B. Marchant, and R. Frey


Session 10B
Enterprise Ground Architectures and the Research to Operations Process: Tools, Technologies, and Experience
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Michael L. Jamilkowski, Col USAF Ret and AMS Fellow; Jonathan Terrell, NOAA/NESDIS
8:45 AM
10B.2
Migration of GOES-R Level 2 Processing Stream to an Automated Multi-Nodal Cloud Based Environment for Regional Level 2+ Data Processing
T. Scott Zaccheo, AER, Lexington, MA; and E. Steinfelt, C. Oliveira, A. Werbos, and D. Hogan

9:00 AM
10B.3
Ground System Extensibility Considerations
Shawn W. Miller, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, Aurora, CO; and E. Greene

9:15 AM
10B.4
Rethinking Satellite Algorithm Deployments: How to Reduce Time to Operations
Wayne M. MacKenzie Jr., NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD; and M. Seybold, R. Williams, T. Feroli, and S. Superczynski

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Exhibit Hall Breakfast
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Session 11A
Algorithm Development and New Science Innovation—Part II
Location: 410 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Lihang Zhou, NOAA/NESDIS; James G. Yoe, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
10:30 AM
11A.1
Current Status of the GOES-R Rainfall Rate Product
Yaping Li, I. M. Systems Group, College Park, MD; and R. J. Kuligowski and Y. Hao

11:00 AM
11A.3
Introducing Atmospheric Motion Vectors Derived from the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
Jaime M. Daniels, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and W. Bresky, A. Bailey, A. Allegrino, S. Wanzong, and C. S. Velden

11:15 AM
11A.4
An Update on NOAA's JPSS Land Products and Their Incorporation into Operational Applications
Ivan A. Csiszar, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and Y. Yu, X. Zhan, M. Vargas, M. Ek, W. Zheng, and Y. Wu

11:45 AM
11A.6
Automated Modifications to SNPP NUCAPS Soundings Using Surface Data for Severe Weather Analysis
John F. Dostalek, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO; and D. T. Lindsey, A. Gambacorta, N. Smith, and C. D. Barnet


Session 11B
Tailoring the Presentation of Environmental Intelligence to Address the Needs of Scientists, Decision Makers, Students, and the General Public
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Martin Yapur, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis/Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations; Donald W. Hillger, NOAA/NESDIS
10:45 AM
11B.2
Building Satellite Data Awareness One Meteorological Dataset at a Time
Amanda M. Weigel, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and D. K. Smith, K. Bugbee, L. Sinclair, and T. Smith

11:00 AM
11B.3
Societal Benefits and Applications of SWOT Mission Data
Margaret M. Srinivasan, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and C. A. Peterson

11:15 AM
11B.4
Assessment of Societal Benefits from Spectrum Utilization Using NOAA Value Tree Relationships
Aaron Pratt, Riverside Technology, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; and L. Cantrell Jr., A. Mitchell, and A. Wissman

11:45 AM
11B.6
Linking Data Access and Display, Hands on Exploratory Training, and Adaptations for Learners of Various Skill
Bernadette H. Connell, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and E. L. Dagg, K. A. Caesar, M. Garbanzo, and D. Souza

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


David J. Raymond Symposium Luncheon
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Session 12A
Calibration and Validation—Part I
Location: 410 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Bill Sjoberg, JPSS; Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS
1:30 PM
12A.1
Improving Suomi NPP CrIS SDR Data Quality to Support Satellite Data Assimilation
Yong Chen, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and L. Wang, F. Weng, and C. Cao

1:45 PM
12A.2
Monitoring and Validating VIIRS Level 1b Senor Data Record with Collocated CrIS Measurements
Xinya Gong, Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and J. Li, Z. Li, C. Cao, W. Wang, and C. Moeller

2:00 PM
12A.3
Validation of the SNPP CrIS Full-Resolution NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS)
Nicholas R. Nalli, IMSG, College Park, MD; and A. Gambacorta, C. Tan, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, T. Reale, B. Sun, M. Wilson, C. D. Barnet, L. Borg, and Q. Liu

2:15 PM
12A.4
Collocated Satellite Products and Graphical Analysis From the NOAA Products Validation System (NPROVS)
Michael Pettey, IMSG & NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and B. Sun and A. L. Reale

2:30 PM
12A.5
Performance of JPSS-1 and Suomi NPP ATMS Instruments
Quanhua (Mark) Liu, STAR, College Park, MD; and H. Yang, N. Sun, L. Lin, and F. Weng

2:45 PM
12A.6
S-NPP VIIRS On-Orbit Performance and Calibration Improvements
Jack Xiong, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. Cao, N. Lei, Z. Wang, V. Chiang, S. Blonski, T. Choi, W. Wang, and J. Butler


Session 12B
Special Topics
Location: Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: David G. Lubar, Aerospace Corporation; Matthew Seybold, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Satellite and Product Operations
1:30 PM
12B.1
Early Assessment of Geostationary Lightning Mapper Observations
Geoffrey T. Stano, ENSCO, Inc., Huntsville, AL; and P. Meyer, K. M. McGrath, and C. J. Schultz

1:45 PM
12B.2
GOES-16 L1b Product Status and Maturation
Jon Fulbright, Arctic Slope Technical Services, Greenbelt, MD; and D. Pogorzala, R. Race, R. Williams, and E. M. Kline

2:00 PM
12B.3
GOES-16 ABI On-Orbit INR Performance
Paul C. Griffith, Harris, Fort Wayne, IN; and J. Van Naarden and D. Gall

2:15 PM
12B.4
Hail Detection and Prediction Using 1-minute Super-Rapid Scan GOES-14 Satellite Imagery and Ground-Based Dual Polarization Radar
Elisa M. Murillo, National Weather Center Real-World Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, Norman, OK; and C. R. Homeyer, T. Sandmael, and K. M. Bedka

2:30 PM
12B.5

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Coffee Break

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Session 13
Calibration and Validation—Part II
Location: 410 (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Cochairs: Shawn Miller, Raytheon Corp.; T. Scott Zaccheo, AER
4:45 PM
13.6