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Lessons Learned for Science Processing

Philip Callahan(1)

(1) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 300-319, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, United States


Based on the development of the TOPEX Science Data Processing System and the related development of the NSCAT and SeaWinds ground systems a number of important lessons in system design, development, and calibration have been accumulated. Specifics in the areas of

- Science Team participation

- Algorithm development

- Use of a Testbed system

- Calibration of data

- Cross calibration of systems

- Data quality monitoring

will be presented.

The success of TOPEX/POSEIDON and the continuation of these data by Jason-1 are prime examples of the best practices in these areas.


Workshop presentation


                 Last modified: 07.10.03