J17.3 NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System’s Proving Ground and Risk Reduction (PGRR) Program—PGRR Initiatives as the Foundation of the Communication Process between Users and Developers, Aiding in JPSS Products Transition to Operations

Monday, 8 January 2018: 3:45 PM
Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Bill Sjoberg, GST/JPSS Program Office, Lanham, MD

This presentation will focus specific actions taken by NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program’s Proving Ground and Risk Reduction (PGRR) projects in response to real-world environmental events. PGRR Initiatives have proven to be invaluable forums for JPSS Program personnel to meet with NOAA Line Office subject matter experts, and representatives from federal, state, and local agencies to evaluate JPSS capabilities and how they can be effectively used in response to disasters. Here are several examples. The Fire and Smoke Initiative Team Members have continued to work with various smoke models to assimilate the VIIRS Fire Radiative Power as initial conditions. Members of the JPSS Sounding Team participated in the NOAA Satellite Conference to show users the value of these satellite soundings in response to massive fires in Chile in January 2017. The JPSS River Flood product is now being used by FEMA in their response to critical flooding events. Information on additional JPSS Initiatives will be provided.
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