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8 November 2012 Integrated instrument simulator suites for Earth science
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The NASA Earth Observing System Simulators Suite (NEOS3) is a modular framework of forward simulations tools for remote sensing of Earth’s Atmosphere from space. It was initiated as the Instrument Simulator Suite for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (ISSARS) under the NASA Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) program of the Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) to enable science users to perform simulations based on advanced atmospheric and simple land surface models, and to rapidly integrate in a broad framework any experimental or innovative tools that they may have developed in this context. The name was changed to NEOS3 when the project was expanded to include more advanced modeling tools for the surface contributions, accounting for scattering and emission properties of layered surface (e.g., soil moisture, vegetation, snow and ice, subsurface layers). NEOS3 relies on a web-based graphic user interface, and a three-stage processing strategy to generate simulated measurements. The user has full control over a wide range of customizations both in terms of a priori assumptions and in terms of specific solvers or models used to calculate the measured signals.This presentation will demonstrate the general architecture, the configuration procedures and illustrate some sample products and the fundamental interface requirements for modules candidate for integration.
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Simone Tanelli, Wei-Kwo Tao, Toshihisa Matsui, Chris A Hostetler, Johnathan W Hair, Carolyn Butler, Kwo-Sen Kuo, Noppasin Niamsuwan, Michael P. Johnson, Joseph C Jacob, Leung Tsang, Khawaja Shams, Sermsak Jaruwatanadilok, Shadi Oveisgharan, Marc Simard, and Francis J. Turk "Integrated instrument simulator suites for Earth science", Proc. SPIE 8529, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions IV, 85290D (8 November 2012);

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