SSMIS Future Plans

Future Plans

As stated in the introduction, pre-processing of data from current and future SSMIS instruments is now carried out via the UPP, which is maintained by NRL. Also, NASA and NOAA are developing a version of the code called the UPP-CP (Climate and Precipitation), which will provide corrected brightness temperatures at native resolutions for all channels. Current plans are to run the UPP-CP and UPP codes operationally at FNMOC, for general distribution. Co-operation will be maintained between the NWP SAF, NOAA, NASA and NRL in order to maximise the benefits of SSMIS to users.