STAR Teams Contribute to JSTAR Provisional Status for key NOAA-21 Datasets
20 April 2023 - As a consequence of the JSTAR SDR and VIIRS EDR Cal/Val teams' efforts, the following important J2 datasets reached provisional maturity level and are now available to users. This declaration coincides with the NOAA-21 Handover Review March 29/30. The JSTAR teams worked extremely hard to achieve this milestone and were recognized for their efforts by the handover review team.
JPSS program manager Lihang Zhou praised the effort: "Congratulations to all the teams and indeed a remarkable JPSS program milestone achieved. All NOAA-21 Mission Unique Products (MUPs) reached Provisional and in operations on schedule, some are even ahead of the schedule. The science improvements demonstrated in the reviews were also quite impressive."
Below is a summary of the datasets and effective dates for provisional maturity.