NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations


On Tuesday, December 1, at approximately 1330 UTC (8:30 a.m. EST), a planned system failover test for up to 8 hours will result in delayed, inconsistent, stale or missing data on the GOES and SPSD web sites and an outage of the OSPO web site. Please monitor for additional information. The failover test may be delayed or suspended if there is a critical weather event.

As a reminder separate from the failover test, GOES-13 Sounder IR data is not available. All products from GOES-13 (GOES-East) Sounder IR data have been halted and distribution has been stopped. Engineers are investigating the problem.

Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Version 2 (SBUV/2) Products

The SBUV/2 is a non-scanning, nadir viewing (field-of-view directly below the satellite path) instrument designed to measure scene radiance in the spectral region from 160 to 400 nm. SBUV/2 data are used to determine total and profile ozone in the atmosphere, and solar spectral irradiance. For more information read the SBUV/2 KLM Guide:


1B Capture in binary format: Navigated and calibrated 1B data used primarily by users who want to recreate reprocessed climate-quality products, or those interested in solar data.

Product Master File in binary format: The full file containing the Version 8 algorithm results (total and profile ozone and ancillary parameters), a 2000-word averaging kernel, and the old Version 6 results, which are an intermediate product for the Version 8 processing.

Product Master File in BUFR format: A subset of the Version 8 parameters for use primarily by the environmental modeling community.

All SBUV/2 products are available in daily (from the Operational Ozone Processing system - OOPS) or orbital format (from the Real-time Ozone Processing Extended System - ROPES) for near-realtime users. To receive near-realtime products contact the Ozone Product Area Lead or the ESPC Operations Help Desk.

The products in binary format are archived at CLASS, accumulated in monthly datasets available within 3 days after each new month.

Latest N19 Total Ozone from Daily Product

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