Near Real Time VIIRS EDR Products Via Direct Broadcast Using the Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP)

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Geoffrey P Cureton, Scott Mindock, Graeme Martin, Ray Garcia, Kathleen Strabala, Jim Davies, Nicholas Bearson, Liam Gumley and Allen Huang, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)

has a long history of supporting the Direct Broadcast (DB) community for

various sensors, recently with the International MODIS/AIRS Processing

Package (IMAPP) for the NASA EOS polar orbiters Terra and Aqua. CIMSS

has continued this effort into the NPP/JPSS (previously NPOESS) era with

the development of the Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP),

supporting the VIIRS, CrIS and ATMS sensors on the Suomi National

Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) spacecraft.

Within CSPP, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Environmental Data Record (EDR)

products are based on the NOAA Operational products as implemented by Raytheon in the Algorithm

Development Library (ADL), packaged for use in a Direct Broadcast environment. Examples of near real time

usage of various VIIRS EDR products are given, with a focus on products obtained using CSPP (which

include the Cloud Mask, Active Fires, Aerosol Optical Thickness, Sea Surface Temperature, Surface

Reflectance, Vegetation Index, Surface Type and Land Surface Temperature products).