Update#1: The MODIS AOD BUFR product has been restored.  All AIRS products remain off-line.

Topic: AIRS & MODIS Outage

Date/Time Issued: December 09, 2020  1731Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: All AIRS products and the MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth BUFR product

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  December 1, 2020  0000Z

Date/Time of Expected End: TBD

Length of Outage:  TBD

Details/Specifics of Change: The AIRS processing system is currently offline.  All AIRS products are currently unavailable.  Included in the AIRS processing suite was the converter which created the Aerosol Optical  Depth BUFR product from the MODIS MOD04_L2 HDF product. 

All viable alternatives for restoration are being investigated but there is currently no time estimate for completion.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at 301-817-3880

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

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