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This project is funded by NOAA.
To coordinate the generation, validation, and archiving of fundamental and thematic snow and ice climate data records.
Jeffrey Key is the overall project PI; Xuanji Wang, Yinghui Liu, and Dorothy Hall are Co-PIs. For the CU component of the project, Walt Meier is PI; William Emery, James Maslanik, Charles Fowler, Julienne Stroeve, and Ruth Duerr are Co-PIs.
This is a multi-institutional project funded by the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). Collaborating institutions include the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), the University of Wisconsin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), the University of Colorado (CU), and the National Snow and Ice Data Center housed within the CU/NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).
The Cryosphere Product Development Team formed under this project will coordinate the generation, validation, and archiving of fundamental and thematic snow and ice climate data records. Our goal is to refine, extend, validate, document, and archive visible, infrared, and passive microwave cryosphere products. We will build on existing efforts, interacting with other funded products, as appropriate. We will coordinate existing and new products and will update heritage products to allow NOAA to continue with their production and dissemination into the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preperatory Project and NPOESS era. We will establish “best practices” within the Team and for the broader cryosphere community, evaluating gridding options, consistency within and between similar products, and metadata.
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