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Suomi NPP EDR Product Maturity
Readiness Review

7-8 January 2014

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
Conference Center
5830 University Research Court
College Park, MD 20740

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Purpose and Goals

This is the fifth Suomi NPP Environmental Data Record (EDR) product maturity review to provide a forum for discussion on the readiness of various EDR products to achieve the next maturity level according to the SNPP maturity schedule. This particular review follows and builds on the outcome of the SNPP Sensor Data Record (SDR) Science and Products Review held on December 18-20, 2013 with a focus on readiness for Validated maturity status of the SDR products.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss readiness for Validated Stage 1 status for the following EDR products: VIIRS Cloud Mask (VCM), Imagery, Ice Surface Temperature, VIIRS Snow Mask and Sounding; and Provisional for Cloud Properties, Surface Type, Sea Surface Temperature and Ocean Color. The expected outcome is a recommendation from the EDR review panel and EDR leads to the Algorithm Engineering Review Board (AERB) that the current products are at the given maturity level, or scheduled changes already approved by the AERB will result in a provisional quality EDR data products. If the data product is determined to not yet be at the given maturity level, this meeting will identify the path forward to achieve this level.

Meeting Outline:

  • Detailed report by the EDR product lead or co-lead on the EDR product team's algorithm development and validation results, the team's arguments and recommendation on Validated 1 or Provisional maturity status and planned further improvements.
  • Reports by downstream EDR product team leads on the dependencies and impacts on their respective products, as applicable
  • Reports from product end users on their assessment as applicable.
  • Open discussion on product issues.
  • Closed session by the review panel.
  • Review panel feedback with a recommendation on Validated 1 or Provisional maturity status, as applicable, and on necessary actions for achieving the given maturity status, if necessary.

Review Panel

Mitch Goldberg (Chair), Jim Gleason, Eric Gottshall, Fuzhong Weng, Jim Yoe, Tom Schott, Lihang Zhou, Jeff Privette, Mike Johnson, David Benner

Review Points of Contact

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