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Software packages for direct broadcast data processing of ATOVS, MODIS, and AIRS radiances
Author(s): Thomas H. Achtor; Hung-Lung Huang; Liam E. Gumley; Jun Li; Harold M. Woolf
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Paper Abstract

The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, has a long history of software development to acquire and process radiances measurements from polar orbiting and geostationary weather satellites. Since 1983, CIMSS has worked with the International TOVS Working Group (ITWG) to create the International TOVS/ATOVS Processing Packages (ITPP/IAPP). CIMSS has also worked with NASA and the Earth Observing System (EOS) direct broadcast community to create the International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP). The International TOVS Processing Package (ITPP) provides Level 0 to 1B processing and software to retrieve vertical profiles of temperature and moisture from AHVRR, HIRS and MSU radiances on NOAA polar orbiting satellites through NOAA -14. For NOAA -15 through the current NOAA -17 satellites, the International ATOVS Processing Package (IAPP) works in conjunction with the AAPP (AVHRR and ATOVS Processing Package), developed by Eumetsat, to accomplish the same tasks for this new generation of NOAA polar weather satellites. Within the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) program, a direct broadcast capability was created for MODIS and AIRS radiance measurements. The NASA Earth System Enterprise provided support to the University of Wisconsin CIMSS to develop Level 0 to 1B processing software for MODIS and AIRS radiances. The International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) allows any ground station capable of receiving direct broadcast from Terra or Aqua to produce calibrated and geolocated MODIS radiances (Level 1), along with a select group of science products (Level 2). IMAPP is derived from the operational MODIS processing software developed at NASA GSFC, and is modified to be compatible with direct broadcast data. This poster will describe the functionality of the IAPP and IMAPP software, including its applications, examples from processing and how to obtain the software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4891, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473251
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas H. Achtor, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Hung-Lung Huang, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Liam E. Gumley, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Jun Li, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Harold M. Woolf, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4891:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III
Hung-Lung Huang; Daren Lu; Yasuhiro Sasano, Editor(s)

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