Wide World of SPoRT Blog
Suomi-NPP ATMS Captures Historic Northeast Blizzard
Tue, 27 Jan 2015
SPoRT and NESDIS are currently collaborating on an assessment of a snowfall rate (SFR) product that includes data from the Suomi-NPP Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument. ATMS provides more channels, better resolution, and a wider swath than previous operational microwave sounders, like the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) and Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS). [...]
NASA Puts the Right Stuff in the Right Hands
April 22, 2009: Imagine a monster tornado is ripping through a neighboring county and bearing down on yours. If you live in north Alabama, your forecasters are well prepared to tell you when to seek shelter. The National Weather Service there shares a building - the National Space Science and Technology Center - with NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT, Center. SPoRT puts state-of-the-art NASA satellite data directly into forecasters hands, arming them to recognize weather that threatens your safety.
Image of the Day
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A picture of a Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard, launching from the Tanegashima Space Center, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 (Friday Feb. 28 in Japan). The GPM spacecraft will collect information that unifies data from an international network of existing and future satellites to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours.
Ingest and Product Status Pages
Though we're not 24/7, SPoRT strives to provide the most timely and reliable data products to its partners and end users. A system has been developed to monitor the health of our real-time data ingest and availability of LDM and FTP products. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the links below.