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National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System [Npoess] Preparatory Project [Npp]: by Stephen A. Mango

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Title: National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System [Npoess] Preparatory Project [Npp]: by Stephen A. Mango  
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Description: This document contains information regarding topics such as CrIS Noise Performance Verification, CrIS Spectral Calibration, and Additional CrIS Characterization...

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Contents 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY....................................................................................... 8 1.1 THE GOVERNMENT TEAM..............................................................................................................8 1.1.1 IPO Activities ......................................................................................................................9 1.1.2 NASA Activities..................................................................................................................9 1.2 NPP CALIBRATION VALIDATION ACTIVITIES..............................................................................10 1.2.1 Sensor Test Data................................................................................................................10 1.2.2 Simulated data ...................................................................................................................10 1.2.3 Aircraft Validation Data ....................................................................................................11 1.2.4 Other Sensors Validation Data ..........................................................................................11 1.2.5 Coordinated Measurement Campaigns..............................................................................11 1.2.6 Data Processing .................................................................................................................12 1.3 PHASING OF ACTIVITIES AND EVOLUTION OF THIS PLAN ............................................................12 2 INTRODUCTION................................................................................................... 14 2.1 BRIDGING THE EOS AND NPOESS ERAS....................................................................................16 2.1.1 Maintaining Continuity of Data Records ..........................................................................16 2.1.2 NPP Bridging Mission.......................................................................................................16 2.1.3 NASA Project Science Office (PSO) ................................................................................18 2.1.4 Integrated Program Office (IPO).......................................................................................19 2.2 OVERVIEW OF NPP SENSORS.......................................................................................................19 2.2.1 VIIRS................................................................................................................................19 2.2.2 CrIS...................................................................................................................................20 2.2.3 ATMS...............................................................................................................................20 2.3 OVERVIEW OF CALIBRATION/VALIDATION EFFORTS...................................................................20 2.3.1 Pre-launch Test Data .........................................................................................................22 2.3.2 Ground Validation Network ..............................................................................................23 2.3.3 Field Experiments..............................................................................................................23 2.3.4 Intercomparison with Other Satellite Sensors ...................................................................23 2.4 GETTING READY FOR NPP...........................................................................................................24 2.4.1 NPP Calibration and Validation Program Management ...................................................24 2.4.2 Calibration and Validation Team Responsibilities............................................................25 2.4.3 Timeline of Major Activities .............................................................................................25 2.4.4 Participants ........................................................................................................................25 3 NPP PRODUCT SUMMARY................................................................................ 26 3.1 NPP PRODUCT GENERATION.......................................................................................................26 3.1.1 IDPS Operational Products................................................................................................26 3.1.2 SDS Climate Research Products .......................................................................................27 3.2 DESCRIPTION OF LEVEL 1 PRODUCTS (SDRS/LEVEL 1B)............................................................27 3.3 DESCRIPTION OF LEVEL 2 (EDR/CDRS) PRODUCTS ...................................................................28 3.4 SUMMARY OF EDRS/CDRS PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS ......................................................31 4 INSTRUMENT PRE-LAUNCH CHARACTERIZATION AND CALIBRATION 33 4.1 COMMON ISSUES FOR INSTRUMENT CHARACTERIZATION AND CALIBRATION ............................33 4.2 VIIRS PRE-LAUNCH CHARACTERIZATION AND CALIBRATION ...................................................35 4.2.1 VIIRS Instrument Characterization...................................................................................36 4.2.2 On-Board Calibrator Characterization...............................................................................37 4.3 CRIS PRE-LAUNCH CHARACTERIZATION AND CALIBRATION......................................................37 4.3.1 CrIS Radiometric Calibration............................................................................................38

 

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