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FROM SUOMI NPP CRIS/ATMS SENSORS USING CRIMSS EDR ALGORITHM

Xu Liu, S. Kizer, C. Barnet, M. Divakarla, D. Gu, D. K. Zhou, A. Larar, X. Xiong, G. Guo, N. Nalli, A. Gambacorta, M. Wilson, W. J. Blackwell, L. Zhou, X. Ma, M. Goldberg, and D. Tobin (2018), FROM SUOMI NPP CRIS/ATMS SENSORS USING CRIMSS EDR ALGORITHM, Retrieving Atmospheric Temperature And Moisture Profiles.
Abstract: 

As a part of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP), the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instruments make up the Cross-track Infrared and Microwave Sounder Suite (CrIMSS). CrIMSS primarily provides globally-referenced calibrated radiances and vertical profiles of temperature, moisture, and pressure.. The CrIMSS operational code has been ported to various LINUX systems and retrievals are performed using both proxy and real ATMS/CrIS data. The high quality proxy data generated from the IASI instrument provided useful testing for the CrIMSS EDR algorithm prior to the launch of the SUOMI NPP satellite. The experience learned from processing the proxy data helped us to handle the SUOMI NPP CrIS/ATMS data as soon as they became available to the CAL/VAL team. In this paper, encouraging preliminary results of applying the ported CrIMSS EDR algorithm to the SUOMI NPP CrIS/ATMS data are presented.