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Joint Polar Satellite System

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Acronyms

JPSS Joint Polar Satellite System
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Suomi NPP Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership; often referred to as Suomi NPP, is a bridge between NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and the next generation JPSS satellites
JPSS-1 Joint Polar Satellite System 1; the next satellite scheduled for launch in CY2017
JPSS-2 Joint Polar Satellite System 2; the following satellite scheduled for launch in CY2021
ATMS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder; an instrument on the Suomi NPP, JPSS-1 and JPSS-2 satellite missions
CrIS Cross-track Infrared Sounder; an instrument on the Suomi NPP, JPSS-1 and JPSS-2 satellite missions
VIIRS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite; an instrument on the Suomi NPP, JPSS-1 and JPSS-2 satellite missions
OMPS Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite; an instrument on the Suomi NPP, JPSS-1 and JPSS-2 satellite missions
CERES Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System; an instrument on the Suomi NPP and JPSS-1 satellite missions
RDRs Raw Data Records
EDRs Environmental Data Records
SDRs Sensor Data Records