Update #2: This notification serves as a two-day reminder for the upcoming NDE system upgrade (release 2.0.15) scheduled for March 7, 2019 from 1530 to 1800 UTC.

Update #1: M-BThis notification serves as a two-week reminder for the upcoming NDE system upgrade (release 2.0.15) scheduled for March 7, 2019.M-B Users should submit feedback and questions related to this release by February 28, 2019.

Topic: NDE Planned System Upgrade

Date/Time Issued: February 7, 2019 2020 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: M-BAll NDE products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: M-BMarch 7, M-B2019 1530 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: March 7, M-B2019 1800 UTC

Length of Outage: M-BM-B2.5 hours

Details/Specifics of Change:
Install NDE release 2.0.15

The installation is planned to be done during back orbits. NDE will not be ingesting, processing or distributing data during installation.M-B No data loss expected, but there will be a possible backlog of processing when installation is complete.

Algorithm changes are as follows:


This releasle extends MiRS v11r3 capability to provide NOAA-20 products.M-B All NOAA-20 MiRS products, except snowfall rate (SFR), have passed their provisional maturity review and have now been declared operational.M-B The NOAA-20 SFR is still in Beta, and itM-bM-^@M-^Ys operational declaration will occur sometime after it passes the provisional maturity review.

Although PDA short names remain the same as those of S-NPP, the MiRS IMG and SND files are updated to replace 'snppM-bM-^@M-^\ with "n20" as follows:

NPR-MIRS-IMG_v11r3_n20_* (PDA short name: MIRS_ATMS_IMG)

NPR-MIRS-SND_v11r3_n20_* (PDA short name: MIRS_ATMS_SND)

NPR-MIRS-IMG_33min_v11_n20_* (PDA short name: NPR-MIRS-IMG_33min_v11)

NPR-MIRS-SND_33min_v11_n20_* (PDA short name: NPR-MIRS-SND_33min_v11)

NPR-MIRS-IMG_v11r3_n20_*.tar (PDA shortname: BUNDLED_NUPS_MIRS_ATMS_IMG)

NPR-MIRS-SND_v11r3_n20_*.tar (PDA shortname: BUNDLED_NUPS_MIRS_ATMS_SND)

VIIRS Imagery and Near Constant Contrast GeoTIFF Products

This release includes VIIRS I1, I2, I3, I5 and NCC GeoTIFF products for the J1 satellite & NIC's regions of interest.

NOAA-20 JPSS Risk Reduction Products

This release includes NOAA-20 VIIRS Cloud Mask, Cloud Phase/Type, Cloud Daytime Cloud Properties (DCOMP), Cloud Height (Top and Base), Aerosol Optical Depth and Particle Size, Aerosol Detection, and Volcanic Ash have reached provisional maturity and will be available for public access from PDA.M-B Additionally, NOAA-20 Aerosol Optical Depth will also be available in both BUFR format and NetCDF.


This release includes NOAA-20 OMPS V8TOz and V8TOS have passed Provisional Maturity, been declared operational, and will be available for public access from PDA.


This release includes NOAA-20 CrIS high resolution of Sensor Data Records (SDR) to include the Cloud Mask and Cloud Height information. In addition, it will include the NOAA-20 NUCAPS Environmental Data Records (EDR) for Temperature, Water Vapor and Ozone profiles, Outgoing Long Wave Radiations (OLR) as well as trace gases. NUCAPS trace gases include the Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and Methane (CH4) data products.

VIIRS Polar Winds (VPW)

This release includes NOAA-20 VPW products and updates the version number on operational SNPP VPW products. The NOAA-20 VPW product has passed provisional maturity review and is now declared operational.

1) The file name convention of NOAA-20 VPW products are:

NOAA-20 VPW Products in NetCDF format:



Products in BUFR format:


2) Similar to NOAA-20 VPW, the file name convention of SNPP VPW products will be updated:

SNPP VPW Products in NetCDF format:









SNPP VPW Products in BUFR format:





Contact Information: M-BFor information on the status of this work, please contact ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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