Update #1: This is a reminder that the Legacy GPM GMI BUFR Products Retirement is scheduled for tomorrow, May 11, 2023.

Topic: Legacy GPM GMI L1 BUFR Retirement


Date/Time Issued: May 10, 2023 1417Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  Legacy GPM GMI BUFR Products 


Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 11, 2023


Date/Time of Expected End: May 11, 2023


Length of Outage: TBD 


Details/Specifics of Change:


The GPM GMI L1 BUFR products were migrated to (NESDIS Common Cloud Framework(NCCF) on February 22, 2023. OSPO/ESPC will stop the production of the legacy GPM GMI L1 BUFR on May 11, 2023. Users should switch to NCCF GPM GMI BUFR data. Please make a note on the shortname and filename change in NCCF and pay attention to the information provided in the table below for the product filename and PDA short name. 

Filename and PDA shortname change:

PDA shortname

Product Filename







List of Scientific Changes: NONE


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 Liqun Ma(liqun.ma@noaa.gov)

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

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