Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Science Data Record (SDR) Software Version 1.5 Release
18 December 2013New SDR packages supporting the calibration and geolocation of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), and the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) instruments. This version is being co-released with the CSPP VIIRS EDR Version 1.2 software package.
What is new in CSPP SDR Version 1.5:
The CSPP SDR software package is based on the Algorithm Development Library (ADL) software developed by Raytheon for the JPSS Project. ADL allows the operational processing algorithms for Suomi NPP to run without modification in a Linux environment. SSEC has packaged the ADL versions of the Suomi NPP algorithms so they can run from the Linux command line in real-time direct broadcast mode, but we have not changed the underlying processing software, algorithms, or data formats. The output files from the CSPP SDR processing software are identical
in naming, format, and structure to the corresponding files from NOAA/NESDIS.
The native format for NPP SDR products is HDF5, and descriptions of the NPP
file formats are available here (see the Common Data Format Control Books).