All NOAA Polar, HRPT, Level 1B Version Number Change, 14 November 2006- Issued: 17 November 2006; 1930 UTC

HRPT 1B version number change

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
17 November 2006, 1930 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:
All NOAA Polar

Instrument(s) Involved:

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All HRPT products

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
14 November 2006, Time 1531 UTC

Details/Specifics of Change:
On November 14, day 318, at 1531 UTC the HRPT 1B version number was inadvertently changed to 5. This occurred when a problem fix was implemented to correct a zero scan line number that was in the Metop-2/A FRAC data. There was no format change associated with this fix. However, since over 2 days of data have been processed using this new version number for all the NOAA polar satellites, we are not going to revert back to the previous number. We apologize for any problem that this change may have caused our users and will endeavor to avoid problems such as this in the future. Thanks for your support.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Emily Harrod 301-817-3882

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, Station 1460
* 5200 Auth Road
* Suitland, Maryland 20746-4304
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