85th AMS Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 11 January 2005
CLASS capabilities overview
John J. Bates, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. G. Reynolds, C. Cremidis, and C. Martinez
Poster PDF (153.2 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 and ground-based observing systems. In addition to the raw data, CLASS also provides access to a number of products. These products include CoastWatch, Microwave Surface and Precipitation Products System Mapped Data, Ocean Color (SeaWiFS), Synthetic Aperture Radar (RADARSAT), and Sea Surface Temperature.  

CLASS operational capabilities:

  • Search capabilities include:
    • Coverage
    • Satellite schedule
    • Ascending/descending (polar satellites)
    • Data type
    • Receiving station
    • Satellite name
    • Date and time range
    • Spatial coverage using a bounded box or entering lat/long coordinates
  • Dual site operations Suitland, MD (OSDPD) and Asheville, NC (NCDC)
  • Hardware architecture includes: IBM P620 and P660 servers, ADIC tape libraries, Cisco routers, Sun Fire V880 servers, etc.
Poster will show:
  • Hardware architecture
  • Functional architecture
  • Data and products currently available
  • List of representative users

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