Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MIRS) Software Version 1.0 Release
20 March 2014The University of Wisconsin-Madison SSEC is pleased to announce the release of the NOAA/NESDIS/STAR Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MIRS) for retrieval of atmospheric profile and surface parameters from ATMS, AMSU-A, and MHS microwave sensor data. This package is in support of Direct Broadcast users, and is sponsored by the Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) project funded by the NOAA/NASA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). MIRS development is led by Sid-Ahmed Boukabara at the NOAA NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR). This release provides MIRS version 9.2 adapted and tested for operation in a real-time direct broadcast environment. For more information on MIRS, please visit http://mirs.nesdis.noaa.gov/. The CSPP_MIRS v1.0 software package contains binary executable files and supporting static data files, as well as input and output files for verification of a successful installation. Source code for the MIRS package is not included in this release. Source code can be provided upon receipt of a signed NOAA license agreement available from http://mirs.nesdis.noaa.gov/downloaddap.php. System requirements for the CSPP_MIRS v1.0 software are as follows:
Errata Please note that in the Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MIRS) Interface Control Document (ICD) version dated November 2012, specifically Table 24 on page 100, the HDF-EOS swath data record descriptions are not currently used, and should be ignored. For sounding product descriptions, including the correct variable units, please refer to Table 26 (MIRS SND file contents). In addition please note that in the output SND netCDF file itself, the metadata physical units description of hydrometeorological profile variables Pclw, Prain, Pgraupel, Pice, and Psnow are incorrect. The correct units are kg/m**2, or equivalently, mm.