26 September 2014 Post-launch performance evaluation of the OMPS Nadir Mapper and Nadir Profiler
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The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) represents the latest generation of polar-orbiting satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The first in the JPSS series of satellites, the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft was launched in November 2011 to bridge the gap between the current Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and the future JPSS-1. The Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) is a suite of hyperspectral instruments onboard the Suomi NPP spacecraft designed to continue atmospheric ozone records through both atmospheric profiles and global distribution mapping. OMPS will also be included on the future JPSS payloads. In order to properly extend measurements from previous ozone instruments, including the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SBUV) instrument on POES, proper OMPS calibration is necessary. In this study, the postlaunch performance of the OMPS Nadir Mapper (NM) and Nadir Profiler (NP) are evaluated through their Sensor Data Records (SDRs), which validates their end-to-end calibration. This is achieved through stability monitoring and intercomparison.
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Michael G. Grotenhuis, Michael G. Grotenhuis, Xiangqian Wu, Xiangqian Wu, Larry Flynn, Larry Flynn, Eric Beach, Eric Beach, Jianguo Niu, Jianguo Niu, Wei Yu, Wei Yu, } "Post-launch performance evaluation of the OMPS Nadir Mapper and Nadir Profiler", Proc. SPIE 9218, Earth Observing Systems XIX, 92181V (26 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062204; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2062204
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