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Science and Products Review

18-20 December 2013

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

Presentations are posted on the agenda page


Group Photo: Opening Session - December 18, 2013

Group Photo: Opening Session - December 18, 2013

Purpose and Goals

The purposes of this review are to discuss the science results and progress of Suomi NPP cal/val tasks, review SNPP products in meeting the requirements of the SNPP validated maturity level, JPSS L1RD, and demonstrate product impacts on the user community. Cal/Val team members will present progress on their specific tasks and users will offer their independent assessments of SDR product quality. The expected outcome is a recommendation from the JPSS Product Review Panel (JPSRP) and SDR leads to the AERB that the current products are at the validated level, or scheduled changes already approved by the AERB will result in a validated quality SDR data product. If the data product is determined to not yet be at the validated level, this meeting will identify the path forward to achieve this level.

Through interaction with the data product operational users, the SDR chair and team will collect feedback on recommended SDR product improvements. The discussion will provide an overview of the overall performance of CrIS, ATMS, VIIRS and OMPS instruments and algorithms as known at this time.

Meeting Outline:

  • Overview the progress of SNPP SDR cal/val tasks and the instrument characterization
  • Acquire user, including EDR team, feedbacks on product quality
  • Provide planned improvements of SDR products
  • Define the SDR maturity level, and identify necessary actions for achieving validated status, if necessary

Review Panel

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


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