Update #2: This is the final reminder for the Scheduled termination of Blended-Hydro HDFEOS data files on October 16, 2020.


Update #1: This is the 2 week reminder for the Scheduled termination of Blended-Hydro HDFEOS data files on October 16, 2020.


Topic: Scheduled termination of Blended-Hydro HDFEOS data files


Date/Time Issued: October 15, 2020 1345 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  The Blended-TPW, Blended-RR and TPW Anomaly products in HDFEOS format


Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 16, 2020 1500 UTC


Impacts on Users and Significance: Users will need to switch to use the products files in netCDF4 format


Details/Specifics of Change:


The Blended-Hydro products have been made available in netCDF4 format since March 2019, and NESDIS has communicated and coordinated with users to transition from HDFEOS to netCDF4. Given that most users have switched to use the netCDF4 files, NESDIS will terminate the HDFEOS files on October 16, 2020.


Blended-Hydro HDFEOS files that will be terminated:

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Blended-Hydro netCDF files that are supported operationally:

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Contact Information for Further Information:

For information on the status of this work, please contact ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880 or Product Area Lead (Limin.Zhao@noaa.gov)


Web Site(s) for applicable information:

https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/bTPW/index.html - bTPW

https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/bRR/index.html - bRR

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