Update #2: This is a reminder of the Decommissioning of the GOES-R VolcanicAsh Products on December 2, 2020
Topic: Decommissioning of GOES-R VolcanicAsh Products
Date/Time Issued: August 25, 2020 1730 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted: Termination of 2km Full Disk VolcanicAsh products
Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 2, 2020 1600 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: N/A (New status to persist indefinitely)
Length of Event/Outage:N/A (New status to persist indefinitely)
Details/Specifics of Change:
NESDIS plans to discontinue the production of the operational 2km resolution GOES-R VolcanicAsh Detection and Height product. The National Weather Service has not found an operational need for this product and no other NOAA operational user has been identified. Forecasters at the VolcanicAsh Advisory Centers (VAACs) have found it adequate to use a combination of the CIMSS produced VOLCAT product in addition to operational ABI L1b and L2 imagery products (including their RGB visualizations) to track volcanicash.
Contact Information for Further Information: SPSD User Services at SPSD.UserServices@noaa.gov. A 30-day comment period is now open for users to send objections or concerns about this product retirement. Please send comments to email@example.com
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