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Preparing for a storm: the MOPITT SIPS experience
Author(s): Daniel C. Ziskin; Jarmei Stephanie Chen; Charles Cavanaugh
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Paper Abstract

MOPITT is an instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. To process the data from raw instrument counts to observations of Carbon Monoxide and Methane a system was established at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) was quickly deployed prior to launch as an alternative to data processing within the Earth Observing System (EOS) Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Core System (ECS). The system was tested a few months before launch and soon became operational. During testing and after launch many lessons were learned due to the divergence between assumptions and reality. The main points to be aware of in order to avoid the worst SIPS problems are: *Don't believe everything you read. *Be flexible. *Test everything. *Build teamwork. *Be consistent. This presentation will provide examples of these principles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4483, Earth Observing Systems VI, (18 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453465
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel C. Ziskin, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Jarmei Stephanie Chen, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Charles Cavanaugh, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4483:
Earth Observing Systems VI
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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