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Category: Suomi NPP

CIMSS and JPSS at AMS in 2024: Part I

CIMSS Scientists who work with JPSS data had numerous presentations at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting held at the end of January in Baltimore. This blog post discusses two poster by Rich Dworak who (along with co-authors) investigated how JPSS data can define winds and ice properties in the... Read More

VIIRS imagery of a low pressure system near the North Pole

A sequence of Suomi-NPP VIIRS Infrared Window (11.45 µm) images (above) displayed the development of a coma-shaped cloud structure associated with a low pressure system near the North Pole (northwest of Greenland) on 13 February 2024. The single METAR surface report plotted is Svalbard, Norway (the reports for CWLT —... Read More

MIRS Rain Rate from Direct Broadcast

CSPP software processes signals at Direct Broadcast antenna sites to create products and imagery with very low latency from Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. The software includes Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MIRS) algorithms, including rain rate (available here). How well does that product do in capturing observed precipitation? The toggle above shows... Read More