J31.1 Working Together to Provide Mission Critical Environmental Data Coverage: Latest Status of Dataflow to Users and Concurrent Operations of Legacy and New Generation Polar Orbiting Satellites

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 1:30 PM
Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Jason Taylor, NOAA/NESDIS/Office of Satellite and Product Operations, College Park, MD; and C. Gliniak and C. Sisko

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) is committed to providing a continuous and reliable stream of satellite data and products to an assortment of domestic and foreign users. Data from a variety of polar orbiting satellites is ingested, processed, distributed, and archived by the NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO). Polar orbiting satellites capture data for a broad range of monitoring applications including terrestrial and space weather analysis and forecasting, climate research and prediction, sea surface temperature measurements, atmospheric soundings of temperature and humidity, ocean dynamics research, search and rescue, and many other important applications.

This talk will highlight how this critical data supports the NOAA mission and give an update on OSPO’s data processing and distribution for legacy and new generation polar orbiting satellites to users. Additionally, this presentation will brief on the current status of the polar orbiting satellites from which OSPO ingests data including: NOAA-15/18/19, METOP A/B, Jason2/3, Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate (COSMIC-1), and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). Finally, this talk will give an update on the current status of the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) and how the satellite will work concurrently with the Nation’s newest polar orbiting satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite, known as NOAA-20 in orbit.

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