STAR / SMCD / OPDB - NOAA Products Validation System (NPROVS)
NPROVS routinely (daily) compiles datasets of collocated radiosonde, dropsonde, numerical weather prediction (NWP) and satellite sounding product observations. These datasets are sub-divided for conventional and special radiosonde observations and are primarily used to monitor satellite derived soundings from multiple product suites and support of scientific algorithm development.
Click on either the Conventional or Special options on the left menu to access respective summary plots.
Click on Graphic Apps & Data option in left menu to get associated Java applications for viewing datasets.
Here is a list of the sounding product suites with links:
- Suomi-NPP (S-NPP)
- MetOp A and B
- Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-16, F-18
- NASA-Earth Observing System (EOS) - Aqua
- GOES (and GOES-R)
- Constellation Observing System for Meteorology Ionosphere and Climate (COSMIC) Global Positioning System Radio Occultation (GPSRO) from University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)