Topic: Satellite Ocean Heat Content Suite outage of Cryosat-2 Sea Surface Height Anomaly input
Date Issued:  Issued February 12, 2021 - 1537Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: Satellite Ocean Heat Content Suite

Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 11, 2021  1200Z
Date/Time of Expected End:  TBD
Length of Event: TBD
Details/Specifics of Change: The European Space Agency (ESA) changed Cryosat-2's raw satellite data format to a new version.  NOAA/STAR reported that they will need a few days or so to make software changes to process the new Cryosat-2 data format.  As a result, there will be delays for  NAVO's Cryosat-2 Sea Surface Height Anomaly (SSHa) and Significant Wave Height (SWH) products that are input to NOAA's Satellite Derived Ocean Heat Content Suite processing until NOAA/STAR's software changes are accomplished. Some degradation of the Satellite Ocean Heat content products can be expected.
Contact Information for Further Information: Please contact the Product Area Lead (PAL) David Donahue if you encounter any issues with the quality of the product.

Contact Information for Further  Information: ESPC Operations at and 301-817-3880.    
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