NOAA-19, All Instruments, User Access to Level 1B Data, 14 April 2009 - Issued: 9 April 2009; 2325 UTC

User Access to Level 1B Data

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
9 April 2009, 2325 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:

Instrument(s) Involved:
All instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All Products

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
14 April 2009, Time TBD UTC

Details/Specifics of Change:
On 14 April 2009, NOAA will release the NOAA-19 data to the current NOAA-18 data users for system check out. We believe the data is of operational quality and will begin treating it as such. However, we do not wish to cause problems for any of our users by suddenly flooding your system with NOAA-19 data before you are ready to receive it. For those users who get their data from the DDS, please contact Cathy Nichols and request the data. We are asking CLASS to allow access to the NOAA-19 data at the same access level as for NOAA-18.

Please note that we see an attitude type error in the NOAA-19 AVHRR data that is currently under investigation and a correction will be made once this investigation is complete. There are still tests being conducted

On 9 April, NOAA-19 information was updated in the KLM Users' Guide at This included some minor calibration parameter changes.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Cathy Nichols 301-817-3891 DDS Access
Emily Harrod 301-817-3882 Level 1B operations support

Web site(s) that contain other relevant information (where applicable): - History of level 1B notices - All user notices - SOCC polar satellite status - SOCC geostationary satellite status - SOCC morning reports

* Emily D. Harrod
* Computer Operations Branch
* Pre-Product Processing Group
* E/SP11, NSOF, room 1460
* 4231 Suitland Road
* Suitland, Maryland 20746-4304
* voice 301-817-3882
* fax 301-817-3902
* email