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What is the JPSS Proving Ground?
JPSS Proving Ground is a collaborative effort between NOAA JPSS Program Office (NJO), NESDIS, National Weather Service (NWS), NOAA, NASA and other academic and educational institutions to test and evaluate within a user facility.

The JPSS Proving Ground is a collaborative effort between the JPSS Program Office, NESDIS, NOAA Cooperative Institutes, NWS Weather Forecast Offices, NCEP National Centers, National Ocean Services (NOS), NASA, and DoD. The JPSS Proving Ground provides an environment where new Suomi NPP/JPSS products can be demonstrated through testing and evaluation within a user facility— such as the NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO). Feedback from the user community results in further optimization of research and applications.

The JPSS Proving Ground's primary objective is to maximize the benefits and performance of Suomi NPP/JPSS data, algorithms, and products for downstream operational and research users (gateways to the public) through:

  • Detailed characterization of data attributes such as uncertainty (accuracy and precision) and long-term stability
  • Engaging users to enhance their applications (and develop new ones) by working together to facilitate optimal utilization of JPSS data, algorithms and products in combination with other data sources through onsite/offsite test beds, experimental data streams, and inter comparisons of enhancements with baselines
  • Facilitating transition of improvements (new algorithms/applications) to operations
JPSS Proving Ground maximizes the benefits and performance of Suomi NPP/JPSS algorithms, data and products in key application areas, which include:

  • Cal/Val Application
  • Tropical Cyclone Application
  • Cryosphere Applications
  • Severe Weather/Aviation Applications
  • Ocean/Coastal Applications
  • Land Applications
  • Hazards Applications (Smoke, Fire, Aerosols, Air Quality , Flash Floods
  • Data Assimilation Applications
  • Imagery/Visualization Applications
  • Climate Applications