National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce


  • Save the Date! (04/24/2017):
    We are pleased to announce that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Conference for Direct Readout, GOES/POES, and GOES-R/JPSS users will take place from July 17-20, 2017 in New York, New York.

    Visit the NSC 2017 website for more details about how to register and submit a poster abstract. We will be updating the site regularly as we finalize the conference logistics, agenda, registration, and hotel information. Please also take a moment to fill out our pre-conference survey.

  • S-NPP Data Products now correct over the Southern Hemisphere (04/12/17):

    Update #1: This issue has been fixed with the IDPS (Build Mx2.0.1). Transition to Operations (TTO) occurred on April 10, 2017.

    Topic: S-NPP Data Products Incorrect over the Southern Hemisphere

  • Date/Time Issued: April 12, 2017 1600 Z
  • Product(s) or Data Impacted: IDPS VIIRS products and NDE NUCAPS, VPW, VHP products
  • Date/Time of Initial Impact: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1500Z
  • Date/Time of End: Monday, April 10, 2017 1600Z
  • Details/Specifics of Change: IDPS VIIRS Moderate products and NDE downstream NUCAPS, VPW, VHP products are impacted due to incorrect S-NPP VIIRS Cloud Mask over the Southern Hemisphere.

  • More details are found here:
  • http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/SPBULL/MSG1021554.02.txt

    Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at 301-817-3880

  • Suomi NPP data access status (updated 01/11/17):
    The majority of S-NPP products are available for ordering through CLASS website. These products are grouped under JPSS and S-NPP on the drop down product list. It is important to note the product/algorithm maturity levels from beginning dates to current dates by visiting the STAR JPSS Algorithm Maturity website at https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss/AlgorithmMaturity.php.

    For further assistance please check out the STAR Science Documents website for JPSS Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBD), Users Guides, Cal/Val plans, and much more. If you have any questions please email the CLASS Help Desk.