85th AMS Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 11 January 2005
CLASS future plans
John J. Bates, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. G. Reynolds, C. Cremidis, and C. Martinez
Poster PDF (60.8 kB)

NOAA has developed the Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) to archive and provide access to the data from current satellite-based observing systems.  CLASS is also is being designed to handle the significant increases in data volume that will come from planned satellite launches.  Finally, CLASS will ultimately be capable of supporting current in situ data sources.  

Future CLASS capabilities:

  • Dataset Manifest
  • Improved metadata and the ability to search it
  • Enhanced geospatial search and discovery
  • Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) statistical information
  • Interface with NESDIS e-commerce System (for delivery of physical media)
  • Enhanced SAN
  • Potential third operational site for expanded ingest and distribution capabilities
  • Working with users to define additional functionality
Future CLASS Data sets:
  • Meteorological Ops/EUMETSAT Meteorological Observation Satellite (MetOp)
  • National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)
  • NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP)
  • NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
  • NASA’s Jason-1 satellite
  • GOES-R
  • Climate Products
  • Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites 
  • in situ data sources: Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS)


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