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JPSS Science Seminars

A Status Report on Polar Watch

Date: Monday, April 16, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 EDT

To Attend In Person: Unless noted otherwise, all seminars take place at the L40 South Building S561 Conference Room 7700 Hubble Drive Lanham, MD 20706.
Please note: Only those with federal government-issued identification or prior approval can attend.

To Attend Remotely:
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About JPSS Science Seminars

The JPSS Science Seminar Series was established as a forum to encourage dialogue among users of polar-orbiting environmental data, personnel from NOAA Cooperative Institutes (CIs), NOAA/NESDIS and NASA technical experts, staff and academic partners. The seminars focus on emerging JPSS capabilities and how they can be quickly transitioned into support for NOAA operational missions.

Briefings are generally presented by the JPSS Proving Ground and Risk Reduction (PGRR) principal investigators and staff. The JPSS PGRR Program is managed by the JPSS Chief Program Scientist Mitch Goldberg, PhD.

These briefings and accompanying discussion sessions provide a valuable opportunity to share insight on user requirements and how current and future JPSS capabilities may meet their needs.

Individuals interested in learning more about featured speakers, dates and times should email for more information. Unless otherwise noted, JPSS Science Seminars are typically an hour in duration and held monthly.


Individuals interested in joining the JPSS Science Seminars email group may email the JPSS Science Seminar Facilitator at

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Please visit the Science Seminars Archive page periodically for featured abstracts and accompanying briefs.
  • Seminar briefings will be made available on the website grouped by the calendar year in which they were given.
  • Instructions for downloading the seminar briefing file and teleconference information will be included in the featured JPSS Science Seminar Abstract.

JPSS Science Seminar Information Usage Seminar presenters should be notified if any individual is interested in using information from these seminars. Proper professional attribution should be applied, if the author approves its use. In certain cases, content from the featured seminars have provided background for technical articles written for the JPSS website. All seminar presenters should ensure contributed material is approved for public release.

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Science Seminar Archive

Past Seminars

January 22, 2018 - NRL Monterey VIIRS Imagery Comparisons With Other Sensors Learn More
February 26, 2018 - A Multisatellite Layered Precipitable Water Vapor Product for Forecasting and Model Comparison Learn More
March 19, 2018 - Remote Sensing of Power Outages Following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria of 2017 Learn More