National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce

  • Save the Date! (04/24/2017):
    We are pleased to announce that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Conference for Direct Readout, GOES/POES, and GOES-R/JPSS users will take place from July 17-20, 2017 in New York, New York.

    Visit the NSC 2017 website for more details about how to register and submit a poster abstract. We will be updating the site regularly as we finalize the conference logistics, agenda, registration, and hotel information. Please also take a moment to fill out our pre-conference survey.

  • S-NPP Data Products now correct over the Southern Hemisphere (04/12/17):

    Update #1: This issue has been fixed with the IDPS (Build Mx2.0.1). Transition to Operations (TTO) occurred on April 10, 2017.

    Topic: S-NPP Data Products Incorrect over the Southern Hemisphere

  • Date/Time Issued: April 12, 2017 1600 Z
  • Product(s) or Data Impacted: IDPS VIIRS products and NDE NUCAPS, VPW, VHP products
  • Date/Time of Initial Impact: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1500Z
  • Date/Time of End: Monday, April 10, 2017 1600Z
  • Details/Specifics of Change: IDPS VIIRS Moderate products and NDE downstream NUCAPS, VPW, VHP products are impacted due to incorrect S-NPP VIIRS Cloud Mask over the Southern Hemisphere.

  • More details are found here:

    Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at at 301-817-3880

  • Suomi NPP data access status (updated 01/11/17):
    The majority of S-NPP products are available for ordering through CLASS website. These products are grouped under JPSS and S-NPP on the drop down product list. It is important to note the product/algorithm maturity levels from beginning dates to current dates by visiting the STAR JPSS Algorithm Maturity website at

    For further assistance please check out the STAR Science Documents website for JPSS Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBD), Users Guides, Cal/Val plans, and much more. If you have any questions please email the CLASS Help Desk.