NASA's Ocean Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) is responsible for processing, reprocessing, production and general assessments of the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Ocean Products. The science measurements may include a suite of ocean color-related observations (e.g., ocean color and chlorophyll) and sea surface temperature. Ocean SIPS will process Level 0 data to Level 1A, and produce Level 2 and global gridded Level 3 Atmosphere Products using the scientific algorithm software from the Suomi-NPP Science Team's Ocean Discipline Group. Ocean SIPS delivers all data products along with scientific algorithm software, associated metadata, and documentation to NASA's Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC). Ocean SIPS also acquires near real-time algorithms for selected products and processes and delivers these products, within three hours, for distribution through NASA's Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC).
Evelyn Ho, NASA Official
NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project supports data processing by providing SIPS. Most of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) standard products are produced at facilities under the direct control of the instrument Principal Investigators/Team Leaders (PIs/TLs) or their designees. The SIPS are geographically distributed across the United States and are generally, but not necessarily, collocated with the PIs/TLs’ Scientific Computing Facilities (SCFs). Products produced at the SIPS using investigator-provided systems and software are sent to the appropriate DAACs for archival and distribution. Level 0 Data Products and Ancillary Data that begin the processing sequence are stored at the DAACs and retrieved by the SIPS.
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2019 at 11:12 AM EDT