NOAA/National Weather Service Operational Applications and Training of S-NPP Imagery and Products in Preparation for JPSS Mission Readiness

Monday, 15 December 2014
Brian Motta1, Steven D Miller2, Michael J Folmer3, Scott Lindstrom4, Dan Nietfeld5, Eric Stevens6, Todd Dankers7, Michael Baker7, Bernard Meier7, Anthony J Mostek8 and Donald Hillger9, (1)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (4)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (5)NOAA/NWS, Omaha, NE, United States, (6)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (7)NOAA Boulder, NWS, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)NOAA/National Weather Service, Boulder, CO, United States, (9)NOAA Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO, United States
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), in collaboration with the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) and its Cooperative Institutes, have been prototyping various operational applications of Suomi-NPP satellite imagery and products. Some of these new satellite capabilities are NOAA and S-NPP mission unique and have resulted in new science applications for high impact events and related impact-based decision support services. From detection to monitoring to recovery-phase operations, S-NPP debuts new NOAA-unique capabilities for true color RGB imagery, Near Constant Contrast Day-Night Band Imagery, Flood/Ice Detection and Monitoring, Wildfire and Smoke Detection and Monitoring, Severe Weather Environmental and Storm Analysis, Dust Detection and Monitoring, and Global Infrared and Microwave Atmospheric Soundings. These newly demonstrated applications have been part of the research to operations transitions occurring in the NOAA Satellite Proving Ground (JPSS and GOES-R) and NOAA training developed as part of the Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration and Training (VISIT).