Monday, 14 January 2002: 2:30 PM
Recent Developments in QuikSCAT Near-Real-Time Processing at NOAA/NESDIS
QuikSCAT near-real- time (NRT) processing at NOAA/NESDIS has been operational since February 1999 and continues to be enhanced and maintained under Computer Sciences Corporation's (CSC) Central Satellite Data Processing (CSDP) contract. In addition to the originally planned ocean winds products, several new products have been added to the processing stream on an experimental basis. In this paper we describe additional QuikSCAT products such as the high resolution (12.5 km) wind product as well as ICE and Ocean image products that have been added to the processing stream and their impact on production. In addition, we describe forthcoming changes to be incorporated to accommodate the ADEOS-II mission which will be launched early next year.