Update#5: The NDE System Upgrade originally scheduled on May 31, 2022 has been rescheduled to occur on June 2, 2022 to allow more time for install preparation. Please also pay attention to the extra digit in revision number of ACSPO SST BUFR filename (from v2r0 to v2r80)
Update#4: This is a reminder of the NDE System Upgrade scheduled on May 31, 2022. Please see clarification on OMPS NP V8PRO filename changes below.
Update #3: The NDE System Upgrade originally scheduled on May 4, 2022 has been rescheduled to occur on May 31, 2022 to ensure user readiness.
Update #2: Please see below for the update on the ACSPO BUFR and OMPS V8 PRO BUFR version number changes in filenames.
Update #1: This is a reminder of the NDE System Upgrade scheduled on May 4, 2022. Please note: The VIIRS Flood Mapping products will not be released for production in this release due to the need for additional testing.
Topic: NDE System Upgrade
Date/Time Issued: May 26, 2022 1956 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted: All NDE products
Date/Time of Initial Impact: June 2, 2022 TBD UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: June 2, 2022 TBD UTC
Length of Outage: 2.5 hours
Details/Specifics of Change:
The May 31, 2022 installation of NDE release 2.0.31 is planned to occur during back orbits. NDE will not be ingesting, processing or distributing data during installation. No data loss is expected, but there will be a possible backlog of processing when installation is complete.
New/Updated products included in this release are:
VIIRS Flood Mapping
Impact on users: New Products
VIIRS Flood Mapping (VFM) products will be available on PDA and short names and file names are listed below.
Operational Update of the S-NPP and NOAA20 VIIRS ACSPO SST on NDE:
Impact on users: YES
We will update S-NPP and NOAA20 VIIRS ACSPO SST Products with ACSPO v2.8. Upgrades in ACSPO v2.80 from STAR to include (1) ACSPO thermal fronts (for both LEO, GEO and super-collated L3S); (2) reduced high-latitude biases; (3) reduced L2P file size by a factor of ~3 (as brightness temperatures are no longer included); (4) improved cloud screening; 5) added support of J2/N21 and Meteosat Third Generation platforms. Product generation will remain on the NDE (on-prem NDE) and product distribution will remain on the PDA. PDA short names are listed in the Table below. Note that the legacy format VIIRS ACSPO files (PDA Short Name: ACSPO_SST) are meant for internal use only and plans are in place to retire these legacy products in all future releases of ACSPO. In addition, BUFR files are also included in this update and have been listed.
HEAP Sounding Algorithm recompilation on RHEL 7:
Impact on users: NO
OMPS NP V8 PRO:
Impact on users: Yes
File names have changed to:
J01 EDR new file name - V8PRO-EDR_v4r1_j01_s202204041819095_e202204041819470_c202204041927420.nc
J01 EDR From Old file name V8PRO-EDR_v3r3_j01_s202204041906351_e202204041907125_c202204041919150.nc
J01 V8 PRO BUFR products filename change as follow:
NPP V8PRO BUFR products file name change as follows:
NPP V8PRO EDR file name change as follows:
List of Scientific Changes:
A. Modified scripts and codes to add option for running J02 for V8Pro algorithm, added required tables and ancillary files for J02.
B. Replaced old RT tables and triangular slit internal bandpass models with new RT tables and new higher-fidelity models.
C. Updated soft-calibration for aerosol channel of S-NPP retrievals and make the averaged AI at Equatorial Pacific equal to zero. Set soft-calibrations for both N20 and J02 to be zero for later adjustments.
Please note: This upgrade will not be performed during Critical Weather Day (CWD).
Also, the contents of this release are subject to change based on user readiness, customer feedback, and management approval.
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