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  1. SOCD Status Brief November 2006

  2. Personnel

  3. Current & Projected FTE Personnel • FY06 • Fisher retirement: Draft vacancy announcement under review • Hovey retirement: Draft position description under development Updated 11/7/06

  4. Personnel Notes • FTE • Postdoc / Visiting Scientists • Pending: • MODIS ocean color • Contractors • Pending • NDE ocean color • NPOESS IGS ocean color (possibly a postdoc) • VIIRS/POES IGS SST • GOES-R pending • SST (4) • Ocean Color (4) Updated 11/7/06

  5. Travel / Leave

  6. Recommended for elevation to the NOAA Level Elevated FY07 NESDIS Milestones

  7. Ocean Remote Sensing, November 30, 2006 FY07 Milestones /Nov 1 to Nov 30 (Planned =0/ Completed =1) FY07 Corporate Performance Measures G G Green = Performance Met Gray = No performance expected Pink = Ahead of Schedule Yellow = Performance Discrepany Green = Performance Met Gray = No performance expected G Budget / Funding FY2006 G Key Issues / Risks / Variances Issues – -MSG SST implementation delayed until February 2007 due to calibration/navigation corrections required. -Awaiting Meteosat data stream channel setup. Risks – Future launch delays Variances – 1.90%; continuing resolution, travel cuts

  8. Ocean Remote Sensing (part 2) • Performance Measures • Annually, maintain the quality of NOAA operational satellite ocean remote sensing products for 100% of NOAA’s operational satellite ocean remote sensing data streams. • Annually, develop one new, or improved, technique, algorithm, product, service for satellite ocean remote sensing. • Milestones • No milestones to report. Variance Funding (K) • 1.90% - Continuing resolution; travel cuts

  9. STAR Level FY07 Milestones ( 1 of 4)

  10. STAR Level FY07 Milestones (2 of 4)

  11. STAR Level FY07 Milestones (3 of 4)

  12. STAR Level FY07 Milestones (4 of 4)

  13. SOCD Performance Measures SUSTAIN (Master) • On an annual basis, sustain the determination, documentation, and correction of the quality of NOAA operational satellite ocean remote sensing products through regular calibration and validation activities, maintaining current assessments and adjustments to 100% of NOAA’s operational satellite ocean remote sensing data streams. • On an annual basis, sustain 90% locally-controllable availability of experimental and selected non-NOAA satellite ocean remote sensing products for community use and evaluation. BETTER (Improve) • On an annual basis, implement improvements in the methodology and/or quality of one to three NOAA operational and/or experimental algorithms and products. • On an annual basis, improve the outreach, technology transfer, and education to/of users of satellite ocean remote sensing, as measured by a trend of increasing unique user and new education modules made available. • Caribbean Coral Bleaching and Disease Workshop held in Cozumel, Mexico (Oct 2006) • Launched NSTA Online “Coral Ecosystems SciGuide” (Oct 2006) • Caribbean Connectivity Workshop held in Belize (Nov 06) NEW (Create) • On an annual basis, develop one unique new (or new improvement to) operational or experimental technique, algorithm, product, or service for satellite ocean remote sensing. • Launched Experimental Doldrums Product (Oct 2006) FIRST (Invest) • On an annual basis, be the first to provide one new satellite ocean remote sensing algorithm, product, or service.

  14. Highlights

  15. Nov 2006 CRW Highlights Research: 2nd MOA with Australia • NOAA has just signed the 2nd five-year Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Queensland, Australia • to cooperate in World Bank/Global Environment Facility (WB/GEF) Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management Project (CRTR). • CRW will focus on getting new satellite tools into the hands of local reef managers to enable them to build capacity • NOAA will receive approximately $400K over 5 years to support satellite tools workshops and targeted refinements to the CRW products. Coral Reef Watch website: http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/

  16. Nov 2006 CRW Highlights In Development: Int’l Collaborations • World Bank Panel (Nov-06) • Dr. Al Strong participated in a World Bank panel on: “Climate Impacts and Adaptation Responses in Latin America.” Some 50 World Bank staff attended these presentations, and a wider audience participated via the internet. • World Bank Working Group Meeting (Nov-06) • CRW staff attended the annual meeting of the World Bank/GEF Coral Reef Targeted Research (CRTR) Program’s Remote Sensing Working Group (RSWG) in the Philippines, and presented on recent activities, the Caribbean 2005 bleaching event, and future work planned under the project. 20 researchers and students from local universities were in attendance, to present their recent coral reef remote sensing work and discuss potential collaborations. Coral Reef Watch website: http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/

  17. Nov 2006 CRW Highlights Outreach: Caribbean Connectivity Workshop • Caribbean Connectivity Workshop in Belize City, Belize, November 11, 2006 • Full-day remote sensing training session on satellite applications for coral bleaching • More than 30 managers and scientists from 8 Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico nations • Workshop co-hosted by the University of South Florida, and supported by the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 2005 Bleaching Event website: http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/caribbean2005/

  18. Nov 2006 CRW Highlights Outreach: Presentations • GAO Panel Workshop (2-Nov-06) • Dr. Mark Eakin served as a member of a US GAO Expert Panel for the “Workshop on Climate Change and Federal Lands.” NOAA activities in coral reef bleaching, ocean acidification, and satellite observations of oceans, land and atmosphere were highlighted as activities vital to managing Federal lands in light of climate change. • 2nd Community Workshop of the Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP) (15-Nov-06) • Jessica Morgan presented a talk entitled “The Basics of Coral Bleaching, and An Introduction to A Reef Manager’s Guide to Bleaching,” during a community workshop on climate change in the Florida Keys. Coral Reef Watch website: http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/

  19. Nov 2006 CRW Highlights Outreach: In the Press… • TIME Magazine for Kids: “Coral Reef Rescue” (10-Nov-06) • Dr. Mark Eakin was interviewed for an issue on “The Race to Save the Reefs,” and is quoted on coral bleaching and resilience in the cover story entitled “Coral Reef Rescue.” The feature covers the recent US Coral Reef Task Force meeting, the discovery of new species in Hawaii, and the Caribbean bleaching event. The article is aimed at teachers and students in grades 2-7. • National Geographic: “Caribbean Coral in Hot Water” (Nov-06) • Dr. Mark Eakin was interviewed in June 2006 for a short “Environment” article in the November issue of the National Geographic Magazine. The article covers the 2005 Caribbean bleaching event, and highlight’s Coral Reef Watch’s satellite data. Coral Reef Watch website: http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/

  20. Key Projects • Web Page Design • SOCD in progress • Ocean Color Project Plan • Development phase. • OceanWatch Transition Project • Transition Phase 1 in progress. • Transition Plan in review phase – Transition Board Review. • Transition Board put plan on hold because they have no mechanism for dealing with mechanisms that transfer a series of products. Oct 06. • GOES-R AWG / R3 • PVRs in October • ADRs in December • NDE • Project plans under development • Product Sizing Discussion Meeting held Sept 28, 2006 • Funded contractors / visiting scientists • Project plans being revised • Ocean Color: 1 person FY06 and FY07 • SST: 1 person FY07 • PDR November 21, 2006 • MOBY Plan • Draft completed

  21. Operational Transitions • GOES-POES blended SST – moved to Feb 2007. • Code completed transition to SOCD: December 05 • Validation match-up data base commenced January 06 • Initial validation expected by March 06 • Transition POES-GOES BLENDED To Pre-Operations – moved to January 07      - *OSDPD has completed porting the  software code on the Tethys to their         operational machines       - Validation System still needs to be set up (in progress)       - documentation needs to be written for the system       - High Density CLAVR-X SSTs need to be operational not just experimental            (in progress) • GOES-10 SST-GOES-11 SST • GOES-11 SST products are being generated June 22 • Validate the GOES-11 SST products for two months • Declare operational in October after products validation GOES L2P • Documentation required • Planned release 31 March 06 • GOES-SST Level 2 Processing • Documentation required • Planned release October 2006 • Currently in pre-operational phase • NASA – NOAA Research to OPS • FY05: Updated status reports provided to Stan Wilson 2/16/06 • FY06: NESDIS process still being defined • Awaiting call for projects; project drafts developed • FY07 O&M funding gap (~$2M) for MOBY

  22. Ground Systems Update NESDIS Ground Systems PAC Budget ITAT Brief FY07 STAR (Center for Satellite Applications & Research) May 24, 2006 Overview of STAR FY07 PAC Funding Request ($K) POES (Windsat, GCOM, MEOScat, GPM) 100 SPLIT STAR Collaborative Environment Development and Support 505 STAR Cooperative Institute Support 265 IT Refresh 256 Total 1,126

  23. Significant Pending Actions • PPBES • FY07 – Execution Phase • FY09 – Programming Phase • Actions being completed. • FY10 – Planning Phase begins in March • R2O ($4M) • Developing FY06 NESDIS process • Performance Plans/Reviews • Milestone Review completed. • FY07 Milestones finalized. • Milestones directly linked to performance plans and funding allocation decisions (i.e. “buying milestones”).

  24. Budget

  25. Budget Break-out: Updated until November 30, 2006

  26. Other Variances (%) • Contracts: 0% • Grants: 0% • Equipment: -45% • Travel: 0% • Supplies: 0% • Publications: 0% Budget Break-out: Updated until November 30, 2006

  27. Grants

  28. Grants Status • ORS competitive grant process • CIOSS • GOES-R3 supplemental review and recommendations complete • Year-4 award pending final review • Directed research • CIMSS • Split-year funding pending CIMSS omnibus submission • Pass-throughs • MISST NOPP • Awaiting FY06 funding determination; no action by Stan Wilson yet • Just received delayed FY05 funding ($100K)

  29. Proposals

  30. Proposals • AOs • Education Mini-grants • Gulf Coast Cooperative Institute • IPO/IGS, A. Ignatov. “NPOESS/VIIRS SST: Pre-launch performance and option improvement development”, FY06-08 • LOI • Submitted NASA ROSES; ocean vector winds and coral reef ecosystems • Proposals • GOES-R AWG • SST • Ocean Color • GOES-R3 • SST • Ocean Color • MOBY • Monterey Field Experiment • NOAA IOOS • 5 proposals submitted, none accepted • GhostNet (SSR) • Proposal to Marine Debris Program for Census of Marine Debris was funded • Hurricane Hazard Response (SSR) • Internal NOAA proposal for Post-Hurricane Platform Detection was partially funded.

  31. Coral Reef Watch Proposals • Submitted • “Establishing a Monitoring Network for Development of a Coral Reef Calcification Index,” NOAA FY06 IOOS, submitted Jan 2006 – not funded • “Coral Bleaching Methods, Assessment, and Coordination,” Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) MASMA Programme, submitted Mar 2006 - not funded • “Environmental monitoring of the Flower Gardens Reed System and coral bleaching,” NOAA Northern Gulf of Mexico Cooperative Institute Program, submitted Mar 2006 – not funded • “Satellite Tools Training for Coral Reef Managers,” NOAA Education Minigrant Program, submitted Mar 2006 – not funded • “Satellite Tools Electronic Tutorial for Coral Reef Managers,” NOAA Education Minigrant Program, submitted Mar 2006 – not funded • “Satellite Tools Training for Coral Reef Managers,” NOAA 200th Anniversary Minigrant Program, submitted Apr 2006 – not funded • “Coupling remote sensing and in situ data to understand, monitor, and forecast climate change impacts on the coral reef carbon system,” NASA ROSES NSPIRES Program, submitted Apr 2006 – pending • “Bleaching workshops for coral reef managers: monitoring, prediction, and response,” NOAA Climate Program Office Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), submitted Jul 2006 – pending • Pending • “Coupling remote sensing and in situ data to understand, monitor, and forecast climate change impacts on the coral reef carbon system,” NASA ROSES NSPIRES Program, submitted Apr 2006 – pending • “Bleaching workshops for coral reef managers: monitoring, prediction, and response,” NOAA Climate Program Office Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), submitted Jul 2006 - pending • “Coral Reef Watch - Satellites,” NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), submitted Aug 2006 - pending • ”Bleaching Tools Training Workshops: Satellite Applications and Management Strategies for a Changing Climate,” NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), submitted Aug 2006 - pending • Funded • “Developing Experimental Coral Reef Bleaching Forecasts for Coral Reef Management,” NOAA Climate and Global Change Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), funded • “Satellite Tools Electronic Tutorial for Coral Reef Managers,” NESDIS Education Minigrant Program, funded

  32. Safety Status • NOAA Safety Inspection of WWB • NESDIS Computer room: 102 • Rewiring completed. • Halon requirement questioned; CFC banned • Room 104:. • Field equipment moved; flight experiment in progress, no field equipment assembly area. • Cables have been rerouted in redesigned space • Room 104/105 (Paul Chang’s area): General housekeeping • Noted, will correct upon return from field experiment

  33. CoastWatch / OceanWatch Performance Measures • Performance Measure 1:Maintain and improve CoastWatch/OceanWatch readiness • Performance Measure 2:Increase numbers of new validated products • Add blended GOES/POES to distributed CoastWatch product suite in pre operational status – Work delayed due to late delivery of code from science contractor – Rescheduled for 06/06. • Performance Measure 3: NOAA specific EOS product processing system operational • Working w/ OSDPD to transition to Operational • Performance Measure 4:Increase areal coverage of NOAA OceanWatch - completed in FY05 • Add limited South Pacific coverage to OceanWatch distributed product suite – Completed see MODIS coverage images • OceanWatch Pacific Basin – Established at Central Pacific Node (OceanWatch Node) Completed June 2005 • Performance Measure 5:Number of customer access and utilization opportunities* • Establish Gulf of Mexico as OceanWatch demonstration – Project on hold • Establish one additional OceanWatch demonstration – Established in Pacific, HI, CA. • Establish preliminary climate observational capability within OceanWatch (Ocean Carbon Watch collaboration with AOML and PMEL); Ocean Carbon Dioxide Watch established with AOML — In progress • Establish China CoastWatch – In progress, on track • Exploring additional International CoastWatch opportunities, including Europe and S. America. * Sent toNOAA

  34. Coral Reef Watch FY 2007 Milestones

  35. Coral Reef Watch FY 2007 Performance Measures • Task 1: Maintain and Improve Operational Products for Reef Managers Goal: Increase number of Satellite Bleaching Alert system users Indicator: Identified unique users Unit of Measure: Number Baseline: FY05 - 20, FY06 - 175 FY07: 175 Target: 25 per year Status: Oct 2006: 200 unique users of the Satellite Alert Bleaching System (7 added this month). (Nov 06). Goal: Increase number of Index Sites Indicator: Operational 50-km Index Sites Unit of Measure: Number Baseline: FY05 - 24, FY06 - 24 FY07: 24 Target: FY08 – 48 Status: Draft index sites prepared for the Phillipines, Tanzania, and Muexico (Oct 06). Goal: Train managers in the use of CRW products Indicator: Workshops conducted, or user training courses/modules prepared Unit of Measure: Number Baseline: FY05 - 1, FY06 - 6 FY07: 6 Target: 3 per year Status: Caribbean Coral Bleaching and Disease Workshop held in Cozumel, Mexico (Oct 06). Status: Launched NSTA Online “Coral Ecosystems SciGuide” (Oct 06) Status: Caribbean Connectivity Workshop held in Belize (Nov 06). • Task 2: Develop New and Enhanced Products for Reef Managers* Goal: Operationally implement new and enhanced CRW products to help improve management of coral reefs. Indicator: CRW products for reef managers Unit of Measure: Number Baseline: FY05 - 4, FY06 - 6 FY07: 6 Target: 2 per year Status: Launched Experimental Doldrums Product (Oct 2006) Status: Signed Memo. Of Agreement with U. Queensland for World Bank/GEF Project (Nov 06). * Sent to NESDIS

  36. Sea Ice

  37. Sea Ice Performance Measures • Tasks 1 and 3 - Sea Ice Product and Research Development and National Ice Center Polar Research. Products are evaluated using model, buoy data and observations using NOAA as well as other ships and aircraft resources of opportunity. Product evaluation and feedback by present and new users is sought after. The number of new and updated experimental products, transitioned products, and new users will be followed. In addition, where appropriate skill scores will be developed to determine product performance. • Status: Increasing number of active users and products under both tasks including USCG (for sea ice and iceberg monitoring off Alaska, and USGS for sea ice Marginal Ice Zone in the Bering Sea under task 1) and the NWS and NESDIS (for customized sea ice edge products under task 3). • New USGS project on Walrus population assessment in the Bering Sea making use of SAR-derived sea ice cover shapefiles for tactical decision. Increased amount of Envisat ASAR imagery is now accessible to the NIC from the ESA rolling archive. • Task 2 - Sea Ice Altimetry Research. For altimetry Cal/Val, a decrease in the amplitude of error in estimated sea-ice freeboard from approximately 1.0 m to 15 cm by 2006 along CryoSat ground tracks and wavelength of freeboard error to 0.5 km. For altimetry climate - establish first year of sea-ice mass time series (monthly intervals) by end 2007. • Status: Airborne activities conducted on March 2006, in spite of the launch failure of CryoSAT, coincident with Envisat and IceSat observations. • Initial processing of the data from the NASA Airborne Topographic Mapping (ATM) altimeter will take until June or July 2006.

  38. Sea Surface Temperature

  39. Sea Surface Temperature cont’d…

  40. Sea Surface Temperature Performance Measures: 1 of 4 Overarching Performance Measure: Sustain, improve and demonstrate applications for a number of well validated and quality-controlled real-time and climate SST products derived from the past, current, and future POES and GOES platforms Task Performance Measures: Task 1. SST Environmental Data Records (EDRs) 1.1. POES Infrared Goal: Sustain and improve SST from NOAA/AVHRR; Get ready for NPOESS/VIIRS; Use MODIS for VIIRS risk reduction Indicator: Full utilization of sensor SST potential; SST improvements; Recognition in SST community Unit of Measure: # of heritage/New SST products/Peer-reviewed pub/Funded proposals Baseline: FY05– 4/0/0/1 Target: FY06 – 4/0/1/2 Status: Ongoing 1.2. GOES Infrared Goal: Sustain and improve SST from GOES; Generate SST from non-NOAA operated geostationary satellites; Get ready for GOES-R/ABI; Use MSG/SEVIRI and EOS/MODIS & AIRS for risk reduction. Indicator: Full utilization of sensor SST potential; SST improvements; Recognition in SST community Unit of Measure: # of current/New SST products generated from GOES satellites/Funded proposals/ #peer-reviewed publications Baseline: FY06 Target: FY07– Status: New Bayesian Cloud Mask Enhancement approved for implementation into operational products June 15, 2006. 1.3. POES Microwave Goal: Indicator: . Unit of Measure: Percent Baseline: FY06 – 95% Target: FY06 – 98% Status: Ongoing

  41. Sea Surface Temperature Performance Measures: 2 of 4 Overarching Performance Measure: Sustain, improve and demonstrate applications for a number of well validated and quality-controlled real-time and climate SST products derived from the past, current, and future POES and GOES platforms Task Performance Measures: Task 2. SST Climate Data Records (CDR s) – Percent utilization of AVHRR SSTs for Climate Data Records*. 1.1. POES Infrared (NOAA/AVHRR) Goal: Contribute to AVHRR Stewardship by maintaining SST/Aerosol reprocessing capability from NOAA/AVHRR Indicator: Full utilization of AVHRR SST long-term potential; Recognition in SST climate community Unit of Measure: % advance SST-Aerosol Stewardship system/ # of peer-reviewed publications/Funded proposals Baseline: FY05-10%0/1 Target: FY06 – 20%/1/1 Status: Ongoing 1.2. GOES Infrared (NOAA/GOES-Imager) Goal: Reprocess climate quality GOES-SST data records from 1994 to present and beyond. Indicator: validation and approval by climate community Unit of Measure: recognition in climate community/ # of peer-reviewed publications Baseline: FY05-100% Target: FY07 Status: Reprocessed four months of 2005 data in the process of validating/plan to characterize data and run 1994-present on NCDC system. 1.3. Conventional SST Climatologies Goal: Have an expected state for SST & variability for QC & Reference state for climate analyses. Indicator: Consistency with available SST climatologies; Consistency with satellite observations; Recognition in climate community Unit of Measure: % accomplishment/ # of peer-reviewed publications Baseline: FY05 - 0%/0 Target: FY07 – 15%/0 Status: Ongoing * Sent to NOAA and CEO.

  42. Sea Surface Temperature Performance Measures: 3 of 4 Overarching Performance Measure: Sustain, improve and demonstrate applications for a number of well validated and quality-controlled real-time and climate SST derived products from the past, current, and future POES and GOES platforms Task Performance Measures: Task 3. SST Cal/Val/QC/QA 3.1. Cal/Val against buoys Goal: Sustain/Improve SST Cal/Val; Develop QC of buoy/NCEP SST; Use as diagnostic Indicator: Buoy SST quality-controlled; Cal/Val against buoy and NCEP Analyses automated Unit of Measure: Peer-reviewed publications/Funded proposals Baseline: FY05 – 0/0 Target: FY06 – 1/0 Status: Ongoing 3.2. Global Consistency Checks Goal: Develop global QC/QA and automate Indicator: Improved SST based on global QC/QA; % QC/QA automated. Unit of Measure: % automation/Peer-reviewed publications/Funded proposals Baseline: FY06 – 30%/0/0 Target: FY06 – 40%/1/1 Status: Ongoing

  43. Sea Surface Temperature Performance Measures: 4 of 4 Overarching Performance Measure: Sustain, improve and demonstrate applications for a number of well validated and quality-controlled real-time and climate SST derived products from the past, current, and future POES and GOES platforms Task 4. SST Applications 4.1. Coral Reef Watch Goal: Indicator: Unit of Measure: Baseline: FY05 - 95% Target: FY06 – 98% Status: Ongoing 4.2. Coast Watch Goal: Indicator: . Unit of Measure: Baseline: FY06 – 95% Target: FY06 – 98% Status: Ongoing 4.3. Ocean Dynamics Goal: Indicator: . Unit of Measure: Baseline: FY06 – 95% Target: FY06 – 98% Status: Ongoing

  44. Sea Surface Height

  45. Sea Surface Height Task 1: Altimeter Data Sets Goal: Improve GFO GDR sea surface height accuracy using Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1 as the standard. Indicator: GDR sea surface height accuracy Unit of Measure: resolution –cm Baseline: FY04 – 5 cm Target: FY06 – 4cm Status: In progress Task 2: Ocean Dynamics. Goal: Increase percentage of ocean area covered by OSCAR analysis. Indicator: OSCAR analysis ocean area coverage Unit of Measure: percent Baseline: FY04 – ~20% Target: FY06 - ~50%; FY08– ~80% Status: In progress Goal: Decrease turn-around time for OSCAR product. Indicator: turn-around time of product Unit of measure: time Baseline: FY04 – 10 days Target: FY06 – 1 week Status: In progress Task 3: Marine Gravity & Bathymetry. Goal: Decrease error in marine gravity. Indicator: marine gravity error Unit of Measure: mGal Baseline: FY05 – 7mGal Target: FY08 – 5mGal Status: Completed Goal: Improve global G&B resolution. Indicator: global gravity and bathymetry resolution Unit of Measure: resolution –km Baseline: FY05 – 30km Target: FY08 – 20 km Status: In progress Task 4: Climate. Goal: Increase confidence in historical global sea level rise value*. Indicator: confidence in global sea level rise Unit of measure: rate –mm/yr Baseline: FY04 -±0.5 mm/yr Target: FY08 - ±0.3 mm/yr Status: In progress * Sent to NOAA

  46. Ocean Surface Winds

  47. Ocean Surface Winds

  48. Ocean Surface Winds Performance Measures Overall Performance Goal: Maintain and improve satellite observations for ocean surface vector winds*. Task 1: Scatterometry Goal: Full utilization of QuikSCAT scatterometer data by the operational weather community. Indicator: Unit of Measurement: Percent Complete Baseline: FY05 - Target: FY06 – 100% Status: Complete – products available in AWIPS, NAWIPS and web page (date?) Goal: Implementation of an improved high wind speed model function for QuikSCAT based on aircraft experiment data. Indicator: Unit of Measurement: Percent complete Baseline: FY05 - Target: FY06 – 100% Status: Complete – implemented in 12.5km processing on web page (date?) Goal: Quantification of rain impacts on scatterometer wind vector retrievals Indicator: Unit of Measurement: Baseline: FY05 - Target: FY07 Status: ongoing Goal: Validation and implementation of a reduced landmask to allow use of QuikSCAT winds closer to the coast. Indicator: distance from the coast Unit of Measurement: kilometers Baseline: FY05 - Target: FY07 Status: ongoing Goal: Full readiness to support operationally utilization of ASCAT, which is currently scheduled for a December 2005 launch. Indicator: Readiness Unit of Measurement: Percent Baseline: FY05 - Target: FY07 Status: ongoing – launch delayed to June 30, 2006 * Sent to NESDIS and CEO

  49. Ocean Surface Winds Performance Measures (P2) Task 2: Radiometry Goal: A full evaluation of the capabilities and limitations of ocean vector wind retrievals from WindSat. Indicator: Unit of Measurement: Baseline: FY05 - Target: FY07 Status: ongoing Goal: Comparison of WindSat and QuikSCAT wind vector retrievals. Indicator: Unit of Measurement: Baseline: FY05 - Target: FY07 – Status: ongoing Task 3: Applications Goal: An operational demonstration of a global ocean upwelling index product running in near real-time. Indicator: Unit of Measurement: Percent completion Baseline: FY05 - % Target: FY07 - % Status: ongoing

  50. Ocean Color