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Critical Support for NOAA

This strategic goal encompasses support from NOAA Offices which helps NOAA achieve its mission. The major contributions from STAR in this area include:

  • Calibrating and verifying operational data from satellites
  • Assisting the satellite program offices on design of satellites and instruments.

Calibration and Validation Support

STAR continually calibrates and validates data from NOAA's satellites to ensure the data are accurate, reliable and representative. Without STAR's intervention in processing satellite data, operational products using such data would not be as accurate or reliable, and EVERY user would be required perform these adjustments prior to using NOAA satellite data.

STAR provides significant value to the community of satellite users via its calibration and validation role alone. It allows every user to derive immediate benefit from satellite data, whether raw data or products, by providing data quality control cost-effectively in a single office prior to distribution.

Learn more about calibration and validation efforts.

Improve the Use of Satellite Data to Support
the NOAA Mission Hydrological Cycle


Data, algorithms, and images presented on STAR websites are intended for experimental use only and are not supported on an operational basis.  More information

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