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JPSS Science Seminars

Naval Research Lab-Monterey: VIIRS Imagery Comparisons with Other Sensors

Date: Wednesday January 31, 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.

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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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Past Seminars

December 18, 2017 - It's Dark in Alaska, but the Future of JPSS Is Bright Learn More
November 20, 2017 - NESDIS Snowfall Rate Product and its Applications Learn More
October 23, 2017 - Development and Application of Gridded NUCAPS for Operational Forecasting Challenges Learn More
September 27, 2017 - NRL/JPSS Extending CrIS/ATMS Assimilation and Calibration/Validation through correlated error, over clouds and to the surface Learn More
August 28, 2017 - Using VIIRS and MODIS Fire Radiative Power Data to Simulate Biomass Burning Emissions, Plume Rise and Smoke Transport in HRRR-Smoke Air Quality Modeling System Learn More