NOAA KLM User's Guide

Appendix E

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APPENDIX E: Index of Internet Resources

The following list of Internet sites, while not inclusive, provides important sources of information about the NOAA-operated polar orbiting satellites, navigation information, and the satellite programs of other countries. Sites that are primarily sources of imagery, general meteorological or other environmental information, are not included.

World Wide Web:
http://noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/
The NOAASIS contains orbital elements and information, operating schedules, status reports and technical information about all NOAA operated satellites. Pointers to other resources. Operated by the Direct Services Division of NESDIS.

World Wide Web:
http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov
NESDIS home page contains general information about NESDIS and the satellite programs; pointers to other NESDIS component divisions and NOAA.

World Wide Web:
http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov
NESDIS Office of Satellite Data and Processing Division home page contains general information about the Division and pointers to Division branches. Branch pages contain details of activities, technical information and some examples of image products.

World Wide Web:
http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/PSB/OZONE/OZONE.html#SBUV
NESDIS/OSDPD/PSB page contains information on monitoring of the operational SBUV/2 product.

World Wide Web:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/sbuv2to/
NOAA National Climate Prediction Center (NCEP) home page contains information on daily SBUV/2 maps and monitoring of the ozone hole.

World Wide Web:
http://www.wmo.ch/hinsman/
Home page for the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) contains general information about the satellite programs of all Group members, i.e., all nations operating meteorological/environmental satellites.

World Wide Web:
http://www.esrin.esa.it
European Space Agency home page has information about ESA programs and activities of member states. There are links to data sets, and information about data available from ESA, and links to current images from METEOSAT.

World Wide Web:
http://www.eumetsat.de
Home page for the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). Extensive information about the METEOSAT and future METOP satellites.

World Wide Web:
http://www.meto.umd.edu/~owen/EARTHCAST/
Operated by the Meteorology Department, University of Maryland, USA. Source for extensive worldwide links to other sites related to environmental satellites, meteorology and Earth sciences.

World Wide Web:
http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet
The "Weather Net" from University of Michigan, USA. Another source for extensive worldwide links to other sites related to environmental satellites, meteorology and Earth sciences.

World Wide Web:
http://www.argosinc.com
The North American site of Service Argos, Inc. contains information about the operational capabilities of the Argos system, how it works, and how to apply to use the system. There are links to manufacturers for Argos-compatible equipment.

World Wide Web:
http://www.class.noaa.gov
The NESDIS Comprehensive Large Array data Stewardship System (CLASS). Data collected from the NOAA operated satellites can be "browsed" to select relevant data sets, and data sets ordered. Guests users may access some features to understand how the archive operates. Users must register to have complete access to all data and services.

FTP:
ftp://ftp.tkl.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/pub/TBUS
An archive of the TBUS orbital element messages for NOAA satellites are contained in this directory dating back to 1983. The file extension indicates the NOAA satellite number (e.g., the file TBUS020602.14 would be the TBUS for NOAA-14 for Feb. 6, 2002). Current operational TBUS messages are not available. Maintained by the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo.

FTP:
ftp://orbit-net.nesdis.noaa.gov/pub/crad2/
This is an anonymous ftp site operated by NOAA/NESDIS/ORA's Climate Research and Applications Division that contains the reprocessed SBUV/2 PMF data. Change directory to NOAAxx to access the data for a specific NOAA spacecraft.

FTP:
ftp://ftp2.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/orbit/
This is an anonymous ftp site operated by the Remote Sensing and Applications Division of NCDC. It contains navigation data (equator crossing and 4-line orbital elements) for the NOAA satellites. To access, use "anonymous" for the login, and the user's email address for the password.

FTP:
ftp://ftp2.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/doc/klmguide/
This is an anonymous ftp site operated by NOAA/NESDIS/OSD. It contains the current version of the NOAA KLM User's Guide in Word (wpd) and pdf files. There is also a directory named "meta" which contains access code for MSPPS AMSU-A and -B HDF EOS swath data, as well as 16th mesh polar stereographic gridded data. To access, use "anonymous" for the login, and the user's email address for the password.

All information is deemed correct at the time of publication, but cannot be guaranteed. Changes and corrections, or information on new Internet sources of satellite information can be mailed to:

Direct Readout Services Coordinator
NESDIS Direct Services Div. E/SP3
FOB4, Room 3320
5200 Auth Road
Suitland, MD 20746-4304 USA


Amended August 12, 2002

Amended January 21, 2004


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