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: April 20, 2022 1752 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted: All NDE products
Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 4, 2022 TBD UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: May 4, 2022 TBD UTC
Length of Outage: 2.5 hours
Details/Specifics of Change:
The May 4, 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 (last row of Table) are ment for internal use only and plans are in place to retire these legacy products in all future releases of ACSPO.
HEAP Sounding Algorithm recompilation on RHEL 7:
Impact on users: NO
OMPS NP V8 PRO:
Impact on users: Yes
File names have changed to:
new file name - V8PRO-EDR_v4r1_j01_s202204041819095_e202204041819470_c202204041927420.nc
From Old file name V8PRO-EDR_v3r3_j01_s202204041906351_e202204041907125_c202204041919150.nc
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.
Additional ESPC notifications will provide further details and updates concerning this release. User feedback and questions should be directed to Shuang Qiu firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information: For information on the status of this work, please contact Shuang Qiu email@example.com or ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov or 301-817-3880
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