CSPP Geo AIT Framework for ABI

The AIT Framework was developed by NOAA STAR as an integration point for GOES-R Level 2 product algorithms. Reference implementations of most of GOES-R product algorithms currently run in the framework. It has been used for validation of products from the operational system, and is being used operationally to generate products for the Suomi NPP mission.

The CSPP Geo AIT Framework package processes ABI Level 1 data in the mission-standard NetCDF-4 format, as written by the GRB software package.  Output is written to NetCDF-4 files, in the native AIT Framework file format. It generates a subset of the GOES-R baseline Level 2 products, including imagery and cloud products (see the list below). Note that the while the theoretical basis of the product algorithms is the same as those in the operational ground system, users should not expect an exact match in products because of differences in implementation.

List of Products:

  • Aerosol Detection: Smoke and Dust
  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Clear Sky Masks
  • Cloud and Moisture Imagery
  • Cloud Optical Depth (day/night)
  • Cloud Particle Size Distribution (day/night)
  • Cloud Top Height
  • Cloud Top Phase
  • Cloud Top Pressure
  • Cloud Top Temperature
  • Land Surface Temperature (skin)

System Requirements

  • Intel Xeon E5 v2 “Ivy Bridge” or better, 20-core, 2.8GHz CPU with 64-bit instruction support,
  • 192 GB RAM
  • CentOS 6 64-bit Linux (or other compatible 64-bit Linux distribution),
  • 14 TB disk space (does not include long-term storage)

Note that the computational cost of routine quicklook image generation is not accounted for in this hardware recommendation.

Current V1 Production Release: CSPP Geo AIT Framework Version 1.0.36

Beta Version 2 Release

  • Added Products: Derived Motion Winds, and Low Cloud and Fog
  • Significant Science upgrades
  • GOES-17 and GOES-18 support for a subset of products
  • CentOS 7 compatible

Current Beta Release: CSPP Geo AIT Framework Version 2.1beta1