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1 1 NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System Climate Sensors 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Stephen Walters NOAA Climate Sensors Program Manager Mitch Goldberg, John Furgerson & Jim Gleason JPSS January 25, 2012

2 2 Climate Sensors Overview The Climate Sensors for JPSS are: –The Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) –The Clouds and Earths Radiant Energy System (CERES) They support the Research to Operations transition for key Earth Radiation Budget measurements –Extending data continuity from beyond current NASA research missions Achieving this transition requires the coordination of three separate projects –The Climate Sensors Program to provide the space flight sensors –The JPSS Program to provide the host spacecraft, launch and mission operations –The National Climatic Data Centers Climate Data Record (NCDC CDR) project to incorporate the measurements into CDR and Climate Information Records (CIR) process

3 3 Earth Radiation Budget Components CERES Kiehl & Trenberth 1997 CERES TSIS Top of Atmosphere

4 4 Satellite & In Situ Observations Satellite & In Situ Observations ( In Collaboration with GEO Climate Architecture & CEOS Working Group on Climate) Satellite data Environmental Data Records Long-term Information Preservation Interim Climate Data Records Essential Climate Variables Climate Information Records Short scale physical phenomena monitoring Operational Climate Monitoring supporting Climate Services Longer term climate variability & climate change analysis Adaptation + mitigation planning (decision making) Sustained Applications Major model-based Reanalysis Near Real Time Re-calibration Inter-calibration Reprocessing Observing system performance Monitoring and automated corrections Data conversion User Services Archives Inter-calibration Sustained Coordinated Processing SCOPE-CM Thematical Climate Data Records Fundamental Climate Data Records Sustained Climate Information Flow

5 CDR Processing Flow Diagram Raw Data Records (RDRs) Fundamental Climate Data Records (FCDRs) Thematic Climate Data Records (TCDRs) Aggregate, Consolidate, Package for Reprocessing Convert to Bio-Geophysical Variables Climate Information Records (CIRs) Climate Raw Data Records (C-RDRs) Homogenize and (Co-)Calibrate Value-Added Derivatives, Focus Phenomena NCDC Development Grants, CICS and NCDC Development 5

6 6 Raw Observations Fundamental CDRs (Calibrated Data) Thematic CDRs (Geophysical Data) Climate Information (Derived Goods & Services) Merged and corrected NOAA & NASA data provide trustworthy multi-decadal time series NOAA & NASA raw satellite data Standards of the renewable energy community applied Siting information for major solar energy farms Collaboration of NOAA, NASA, Academia, Industry and NREL Example: CDRs Supporting Investment Decisions in Energy Sector

7 7 CDR Evolution Benchmark Sustained Demonstrated Provisional Experimental Initial Maturity Operations Research

8 8 LevelSensor Use Code Stability Metadata & QA DocumentationValidation Public Release Science & Application s 1Research Mission Significant changes likely IncompleteDraft ATBDMinimal Limited data availability to develop familiarity Little or none 2Research Mission Some changes expected Research grade (extensive) ATBD Version 1+ Uncertainty estimated for select locations/times Data available but of unknown accuracy; caveats required for use. Limited or ongoing 3Research Missions Minimal changes expected Research grade (extensive); Meets international standards Public ATBD; Peer- reviewed algorithm and product descriptions Uncertainty estimated over widely distribute times/location by multiple investigators; Differences understood. Data available but of unknown accuracy; caveats required for use. Provisionally used in applications and assessments demonstrating positive value. 4 (IOC) Operational Mission Minimal changes expected Stable, Allows provenance tracking and reproducibility; Meets international standards Public ATBD; Draft Operational Algorithm Description (OAD); Peer-reviewed algorithm and product descriptions Uncertainty estimated over widely distribute times/location by multiple investigators; Differences understood. Source code released; Data available but of unknown accuracy; caveats required for use. Provisionally used in applications and assessments demonstrating positive value. 5 All relevant research and operational missions; unified and coherent record demonstrated across different sensors Stable and reproducible Stable, Allows provenance tracking and reproducibility; Meeting international standards Public ATBD, Operational Algorithm Description (OAD) and Validation Plan; Peer- reviewed algorithm, product and validation articles Consistent uncertainties estimated over most environmental conditions by multiple investigators Source code portable and released; Multi- mission record is publicly available with associated uncertainty estimate Used in various published applications and assessments by different investigators 6 (FOC) All relevant research and operational missions; unified and coherent record over complete series; record is considered scientifically irrefutable following extensive scrutiny Stable and reproducible; homogeneou s and published error budget Stable, Allows provenance tracking and reproducibility; Meeting international standards Product, algorithm, validation, processing and metadata described in peer- reviewed literature Observation strategy designed to reveal systematic errors through independent cross-checks, open inspection, and continuous interrogation Source code portable and released; Multi- mission record is publicly available from Long-Term archive Used in various published applications and assessments by different investigators Maturity Matrix Indicates Product Quality

9 9 JPSS Climate Sensor Status TSIS –Flight Model 1 (FM-1) is in integration –FM-1 Delivery is Dec 2012 –TSIS cannot fit on JPSS-1, currently assessing alternatives CERES –CERES FM-5 was launched on NPP in October 2011 –Instrument operating nominally, checkout continuing –CERES FM-6 is in final integration –Pre Environmental testing Review (PER) scheduled for Feb 2012 –Delivery is scheduled for September 2012 –FM-6 will be stored until required for JPSS-1 integration

10 10 TSIS Sensor Overview SIM TIM SIM Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) is composed of two sensors Developed by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) under contract with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) TIM continues the collection of Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) data following the SORCE missions to update the long-term climate record Sensor is an active cavity radiometer that monitors changes in TSI incident at the top of the Earths atmosphere SIM continues the collection of Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) data following the SORCE mission to update the long-term climate record - Sensor is a prism spectrometer that monitors changes in SSI as a function of wavelength

11 11 TSIS Top Level Requirements Level 1 Performance Requirement Parameter TIM RequirementSIM Requirement Measured SpectrumTotal solar spectrum nm Measurement Accuracy0.01% with noise < 0.001%0.2% Measurement Stability (long term) 0.001% per year0.05%/yr (<400 nm) 0.01%/yr (>400 nm) Spectral Resolutionn/a1 nm: (< 280 nm) 5 nm: (280 to 400 nm) 35nm: (>400 nm) Reporting Frequency4 six hourly averages per day2 spectra per day Data processing approachConsistent with SORCE approach for continuity

12 12 Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) Radiometer Precision Aperture Vacuum Shell Detector Head Board Light Baffles Shutter Vacuum Door Heat Sink

13 13 Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SIM) Fery Prism Drive Focal Plane Assy Kinematic Mounts (6) Optical Cavity (SIM Case) MLI Blanket interface Patch Heaters (4) Vacuum Door Mechanism Viewports Fine Sun Sensor Thermal Straps (4)

14 14 CERES FM6 Sensor Overview Clouds and Earths Radiant Energy System (CERES) is a broadband, multi-spectral scanning radiometer measuring the Earth Radiation Budget Products include both solar-reflected and Earth- emitted radiation from the top of the atmosphere to the Earth's surface Climate sensor providing better than 1.7% accuracy and supporting decadal timescales CERES operates continuously making Earth observations with periodic in-flight solar and internal calibrations traceable to their pre-flight ground calibrations CERES FM6 is manufactured by Northrop Grumman (NG), for flight on JPSS-1 Instrument Operations, Data Processing and Science historically provided by NASA LaRC (EOS & NPP) NGAS working under contract to NASA LaRC Build-to-Print and from spare parts Minor modifications to accommodate the JPSS- 1 interface, and improve calibration

15 15 Primary CERES Measurements Reflected Solar Energy Emitted Thermal Energy

16 16 CERES FM6 Top Level Requirements

17 17 CERES Instrument Base Plate Pedestal Assembly Instrument Control Assembly DAA Power Conditioning Assembly SWICS / Blackbody Assembly Elevation Control Assembly Sensor Module Assembly Alignment Cube Data Acquisition Assembly Sun Present Sensor Azimuth Control Assembly Power Conditioning Assembly

18 18 Summary The TSIS and CERES FM6 Instruments are on track for delivery to JPSS These instruments will provide climate data continuity with existing missions JPSS is working with NCDC to define the data processing interfaces and flow to provide the underlying measurements to support the Climate Data and Information Record production


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