ESDS Program

Ocean SIPS


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).

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