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Research to Operations Pathway for Satellite Data Retrieval Algorithms

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This session will discuss the process of developing, calibrating, validating, and updating operational algorithms for retrieving data products from our new generation of polar-orbiting and geostationary environmental satellites.
In the coming decade several new operational environmental satellites are planned for launch - including the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R series (GOES-R) satellites.  These satellite systems will deploy greatly improved sensor technology for observing the earth, sun, and near-earth space environment.  To complement these advances in sensor technology, new science based retrieval algorithms are being developed.  Topics of most interest relate to the lifecycle processes for development and maintenance of these new science based retrieval algorithm, as well as, the infrastructure needed to support them.  Also of interest are topics that highlight the challenges of having a greatly increased data volume; the opportunities for improved services enabled  by significantly reduced data latency; improved temporal, spatial, and spectral resolution; and the development of blended algorithms that take advantage of observations from multiple sensors and satellites. 

Host Conference:
8th Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems and Satellite Conf.

Partnering Conference(s):
Second Conference on Transition of Research to Operations:  Successes, Plans, and Challenges