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STAR / SMCD / OPDB - NOAA Products Validation System (NPROVS)

System Documents (updated 11/17/2020 )
Links Description
Vaisala RS41 versus RS92 On the accuracy of Vaisala RS41 versus RS92 upper-air temperature observations
NUCAPS S-NPP CrIS/ATMS assessment, (PDF, 2.76 MB) Assessment of NUCAPS S-NPP CrIS/ATMS sounding products using reference and conventional radiosonde observations
JPSS NUCAPS Poster, (PPTX, 14.33 MB) Showing the usefulnes of NUCAPS to support NWS Forecasters. Also, shows examples of how the NPROVS graphical tools are very useful.
Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW), (DOCX, 840 KB) Discussing the SSW effect over Antarctica that enhanced springtime temperature increases, droughts and higher fire risk in southern and eastern Australia.
NPROVS ATBD Draft, (PDF, 379 KB) Draft version of the NPROVS Algorithm Theoretical Accessment Document (ATBD)

Graphical Applications User's Guides:
Links Description
ProfileDisplay v6.58 Quick Start, (PDF, 3.39 MB)
ProfileDisplay v6.58 Users Guide, (PDF, 3.96 MB)
A Quick Start and comprehensive User's Guide for ProfileDisplay graphical utility which displays collocated radiosonde and satellite profiles in a SkewT diagram. Statistical accuracy and scatter plots can also be performed.
NARCS Quick Start v4.09, (PDF, 1.64 MB) Quick Start guide describing help to install the NPROVS Archival Statistics (NARCS) and short description on how to run it. A more comprehensive guide is not yet available, for further information contact A. Reale
ODS Quick Start v7.23, (PDF, 5.05 MB)
ODS Users Guide v7.23, (PDF, 5.28 MB)
Quick Start guide describing help to install the Orbital Display System (ODS) and short description on how to run it. A more comprehensive Users guide is available