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AMSR-E / AMSR2 Team Leader Science Computing Facility. Current Science Software Science Software Updates End of Mission Schedule AMSR2 Team & Products. Current Science Software. L2A Brightness Temperatures V12 RSS V07 delivered to TLSCF - Jan 2013 TLSCF integration New ISO metadata

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Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

AMSR-E / AMSR2 Team Leader Science Computing Facility

  • Current Science Software

  • Science Software Updates

  • End of Mission Schedule

  • AMSR2 Team & Products


Current science software

Current Science Software

  • L2A Brightness Temperatures V12

    • RSS V07 delivered to TLSCF - Jan 2013

    • TLSCF integration

      • New ISO metadata

      • Updated ECS metadata

      • Documentation

      • New ESDT

      • New Reader

    • TLSCF delivered to SIPS June 2013

    • There were 15 files that did not include equator crossing longitude and time in the metadata

      • Needed to pass QA

      • SIPS – GHCC (Beaumont) corrected these


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L2B Ocean V07

    • July 2010

      • Updates to accommodate LANCE processing

    • Last algorithm updates

      • Version V05, April 2007

      • Improved beamfilling correction to account for different footprint sizes of different frequencies

      • Include a new expression for the rain column height that yields more accurate rain flags


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L2B Land V10

    • July 2010

      • Updates to accommodate LANCE processing

    • Last algorithm update

      • Version B03, June 2005

      • Minor modification to the soil moisture QC


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L2B Rain V11

    • July 2010

      • Updates to accommodate LANCE processing

    • GPROF 2010 delivered to the TLSCF (L2B Rain V12)

      • Expecting algorithm updates soon

      • Integrate new L2A reader

      • Add ISO metadata

      • Update ECS metadata

      • New ESDT

      • Update documentation


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L3 Ocean V05

    • July 2010

      • Updates to metadata to accommodate LANCE processing

    • Last algorithm updates

      • Version V04, May 2010

      • RIF Filtering

      • Update Aral Sea filters

      • Include the RFI angle grid in the product


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L3 Land V07

    • July 2010

      • Updates to metadata to accommodate LANCE processing

    • Last algorithm update

      • Version B03, May 2005

      • Correct grid projection parameters


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L3 Snow V10

    • August 2010

      • Updates to metadata to accommodate LANCE processing

    • Last algorithm update

      • Version B05, November 2005

      • Update the forest cover ancillary files.

      • The daily product retrievals are now performed on the AMSR-E individual Tb samples which are then averaged to the EASE-Grid 25x25 km northern and southern hemisphere projection grid.

      • Retrievals are calibrated for snow depth with a snow density climatology file used to convert snow depth to snow water equivalent.


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L3 Rain V07

    • April 2011

      • Improved quality check on input data date

    • Last algorithm update V06, April 2008

      • Skip duplicate (overlapping) scans in consecutive L2A files

      • Improve L2A Brightness Temperature binning for monthly ocean grids

      • Update the leap second ancillary file to include the leap second which occurred at the end of 2005

    • Next update

      • Derived from L2B Rain as input (GPROF 2010)

      • Monthly

      • 0.25 degree resolution


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L3 Sea Ice V14

    • July 2012

      • Update Southern Hemisphere sea ice mask using National Ice Center (NIC) data from June 2011

      • Mask provided by NSIDC

      • The shoreline was developed from ENVISAT and RADARSAT imagery from OCT 2009 until APR 2010.


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L3 Sea Ice V14

    • Update to the algorithm to correct internal land / ocean flag that conflicted with the new sea ice mask

    • TLSCF integration in progress

    • New ISO metadata

    • Updated ECS metadata

    • Documentation

    • New ESDT

    • New L2A reader integration

    • Review by NSIDC and Science Team


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software

  • L3 Sea Ice Drift B03

    • Polar Stereographic grids containing speed and direction for each hemisphere

    • Derived from AMSR-E 89 GHz 6.25 km resolution Tb’s

    • Uses the 6.25 km and 12.5 km AMSR-E sea ice products as input

    • Uses a 5 day window

    • Browse created during product generation

      • New Requirement: Java


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Current Science Software


Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

Algorithm Updates

  • All PGE’s will be updated to include

    • New ISO metadata

    • Updated ECS metadata

    • Documentation

    • New ESDT

    • New Reader

  • L2A Tb’s

    • Updates?

  • L2 Ocean

    • Expect update based on new L2A

    • Significant changes? Delivery date?

  • L2 Rain

    • Delivered to TLSCF; integration in progress


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    L3 Sea Ice Drift

    Format change to include an image in the product file

    Any updates from the science team?

    L2 & L3 Land

    Significant updates to algorithm

    Format changes? Delivery date?

    L3 Sea Ice

    Currently integrating algorithm change to accommodate new land / ocean mask

    Updates expected based on new L2A?

    Algorithm Updates


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    L3 Snow

    Algorithm updates?

    Inclusion of SWE research product (Tedesco) as part of the output file available at NSIDC once it is peer reviewed

    Algorithm Updates


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    End of Mission Schedule

    • Sep 2013 – Jan 2014: Algorithm updates due to TLSCF

      • TLSCF currently working on the L3 Sea Ice and L2 Rain updates

      • TLSCF updates ECS metadata

      • ISO Lineage metadata

      • Documentation and DAP

      • I&T

      • For those algorithms with no changes, TLSCF updates ECS metadata, ISO Lineage metadata, documentation and DAP

      • Please advise if there are no updates to the algorithms


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    End of Mission Schedule

    • Jan 2014 – Dec 2014

      • FINALEnd of Mission algorithm updates due to TLSCF

      • NO updates after Dec 2014

    • Jan 2015 – Jun 2015

      • TLSCF integration of End of Mission algorithms

        • Metadata updates

        • QA updates

        • Ancillary file updates

    • Jun 2015 – Dec 2015

      • Clean up

      • Documentation

      • Final Report


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    Continuation of AMSR-E Data Record w/JAXA AMSR2

    AMSR2 U. S. Science Team

    Dr. Roy Spencer, UAH

    Dr. Donald Cavalieri, GSFC

    Dr. Josefino Comiso, GSFC

    Mr. Ralph Ferraro, NOAA

    Dr. Thomas Jackson, USDA

    Dr. Christian Kummerow, CSU

    Dr. Thorsten Markus, GSFC

    Dr. Eni Njoku, JPL

    Dr. Marco Tedesco, CUNY


    Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

    Continuation of AMSR-E Data Record w/JAXA AMSR2


    Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

    Continuation of AMSR-E Data Record w/JAXA AMSR2

    JAXA L1R Brightness Temperatures will be used as input


    Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

    Continuation of AMSR-E Data Record w/JAXA AMSR2

    • AMSR2 NASA L2B and L3

      • HDF-EOS 5

      • Integration at TLSCF equivalent to AMSR-E products

        • ISO metadata; ECS metadata; QA routines; DAP Delivery

      • ESDT

      • Browse

      • Documentation

      • Troubleshooting

      • Support NSIDC in resolving user questions


    Amsr e amsr2 team leader science computing facility

    Continuation of AMSR-E Data Record w/JAXA AMSR2

    • L1R reader

      • Written and tested by Bruce Beaumont of the SIPS (LANCE)

      • Available to science team now

    • Science team algorithms

      • Expected first delivery?

      • Will be used for LANCE processing by the SIPS


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