Update #2: This is a reminder of the Decommissioning of the GOES-R Volcanic Ash Products on December 2, 2020

TopicDecommissioning of GOES-R Volcanic Ash Products

Date/Time Issued: August 25, 2020 1730 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: Termination of 2km Full Disk Volcanic Ash 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 Volcanic Ash 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 Volcanic Ash 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 volcanic ash.



Contact Information for Further Information: SPSD User Services at SPSD.UserServices@noaa.govA 30-day comment period is now open for users to send objections or concerns about this product retirement.  Please send comments to thomas.feroli@noaa.gov


This message was sent to ESPC.Notification@noaa.gov. You have been sent this and other notifications because you have opted in to receive it. If for any reason, you wish to unsubscribe, please contact ESPC Help Desk at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov or (301) 817-3880. Please note: it may take up to two business days to process your unsubscribe request.

ReplyReply allForward