Update#1: The North Pacific Basin OHC processing error was a result of degraded Sentinel-3A Sea Surface Height input data.
The anomalous data set has been removed. The North Pacific Basin OHC processing is now running without error.

Topic: Satellite Ocean Heat Content in North Pacific Basin not Updating

Date Issued: January 20, 2022 0304Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: Satellite Ocean Heat Content Suite

Date/Time of Initial Impact: 
January 18, 2022  1200Z

Date/Time of Expected End: January 20,2022 0300Z

Length of Event:  Approximately 2 days 

Details/Specifics of Change: 

Starting yesterday (1/18/22) and again today (1/19/22) the North Pacific basin OHC product did not update due to a processing failure. The North Atlantic and South Pacific basin are processing normally. ESPC is currently investigating the problem. An update will be disseminated once the anomaly is resolved.

Contact Information for Further Information:

Please contact the Product Area Lead (PAL) David Donahue David.R.Donahue@noaa.gov if you encounter any issues with the quality of the product.

Web Site(s) for Applicable Information: N/A


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