NOAA KLM User's Guide
Special purpose hardware/software is used to receive (ingest) data into the CEMSCS. This software includes polar satellite data, geostationary (GOES) satellite data, and Shared Processing data as received from, or transmitted between, the NESDIS and either the Air Force Global Weather Central (AFGWC) or the Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC).
Basically, the ingestor accomplishes the function of transforming the satellite Level 0 to a more processing friendly Level 1a data set as follows:
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