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United States Antarctic Program Use of Direct Readout. Raytheon. NSF. Matthew Lazzara Antarctic Meteorological Research Center * Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outline. Introduction United States Antarctic Program Infrastructure

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united states antarctic program use of direct readout

United States Antarctic ProgramUse of Direct Readout

Raytheon

NSF

Matthew Lazzara

Antarctic Meteorological Research Center * Space Science and Engineering Center

University of Wisconsin-Madison

outline
Outline
  • Introduction
    • United States Antarctic Program
  • Infrastructure
    • USAP Ground Stations
    • Satellite Acquisition
    • Communications
  • Applications
    • On-site
    • USAP Reach-back
    • User Community
  • Future
    • Improved Communications
    • Upgraded direct readout
introduction united states antarctica program usap
Introduction: United States Antarctica Program (USAP)
  • McMurdo Station, established 1955
    • Direct broadcast early ~1980s
  • South Pole Station, established 1956
    • No direct broadcast reception
  • Palmer Station, established 1968
    • Direct broadcast ~1989
  • Other:
    • Summer Camps
      • APT users - historic
    • USAP Research/Icebreaking Vessels
      • R/V N.B. Palmer
      • USCG Polar Star and Polar Sea
    • Other nations using Direct Readout
      • Australia, UK, Norway (X-band?), Japan, Italy, etc.
slide4

South Pole Station

*

Palmer

Station

*

McMurdo Station

*

USGS

slide5

McMurdo Station

Palmer Station

R/V NB Palmer

USCG Polar Star & Polar Sea

Raytheon

USCG

NSF

satellite acquisition
McMurdo Station

NOAA

DMSP

Terra/Aqua

SeaWiFS (historic)

Palmer Station

NOAA

DMSP

SeaWiFS (historic/current?)

R/V N.B. Palmer

NOAA

DMSP

SeaWiFS (historic)

USCG Polar Star & Polar Sea

NOAA

DMSP

Satellite Acquisition
communications
Communications
  • Internet
    • McMurdo
      • Unattended Satellite Earth Station (USES) or Black Island Telecommunications Facility (BITF)
      • T1 (x2) via Intelsat IS701 for 24 hours
    • South Pole
      • NASA South Pole TDRSS Relay
      • T3 via Marisat, GOES-3, TDRSS-1 for ~11 hours
    • Palmer
      • Palmer Satcom
      • T1 via Intelsat IS707 for 24 hours
  • Satellite data reach-back
    • Real-time: Internet via Antarctic-IDD, FTP, ADDE, etc.
    • Archive: Tapes - flown North…~twice a season
  • McMurdo Ground Station
    • NASA closed network (TDRSS network)
on site applications
On-Site Applications
  • McMurdo
    • Weather Forecasting
      • Satellite imagery
      • DCS Automatic Weather Stations
    • Tests of Derived Products
      • International TOVS Processing Package (ITPP)
    • Routine Product Generation
      • International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP)
      • MODIS Satellite Derived Winds (Atmospheric Motion Vectors)
  • Palmer Station
    • Research & Limited Nowcasting
      • Satellite imagery
      • DCS Automatic Weather Stations
  • Research Vessels & USCG
    • Sea Ice monitoring/depiction& Limited Nowcasting
      • Satellite imagery
usap reach back applications
USAP Reach-back Applications
  • Use of the data back in the US:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Antarctic Satellite Composites
    • Automatic Weather Station Observations
      • Data Collection System (DCS)
    • Iceberg Monitoring
  • Remote Weather Forecasting in Charleston, SC
    • See a greater part of the Antarctic
    • Contingency in the event of communications failure
  • CIMSS Polar Winds
    • Utilized by several numerical modeling centers
  • Numerical Modeling at NCAR
  • National Ice Center
    • Iceberg monitoring & Sea Ice depiction
slide12

Cloud Mask

(Cloud

Detection)

CIMSS

CIMSS

Cloud Top

Pressure

(Cloud Top

Heights)

Cloud Phase

(Ice, Water, or Mix)

CIMSS

slide13

Polar Satellite Derived Winds

Atmospheric Motion Vectors

CIMSS

usap user community
USAP User Community
  • Primary users
    • McMurdo Weather forecasting (SPAWAR)
    • AARC
      • NSIDC/AMD
    • AMRC
      • CIMSS
    • NSF Contractor/RPSC
      • NIC
  • Researchers
    • Meteorological

& Non-meteorological

    • Domestic and international
    • University and private sector
  • Public & Educational Outreach
future
Future
  • Improved Communications
    • IPO and NSF MOA for ~10 Mb/s link
    • Thanks to SafetyNet
  • Upgrade to Palmer Direct Readout
    • Funding is uncertain
  • Acquisition of MetOp Direct Broadcast?
    • Unknown - To Be Determined
  • Planning for NPP and NPOESS
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs
  • Integrated Program Office
  • Space and Naval Warfare System Center Office of Polar Programs
  • Satellite Operators
    • Unencrypted data over the Antarctic
    • Commitment to never encrypt DCS and SARSAT - critical in this part of the world…
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