Topic: Product Outage/Anomaly: Metop B MHS Instrument anomaly

Date/Time Issued: June 13, 2023 1420Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: Metop-B MHS and associated blended products

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  June 02, 2023 0711Z    

Date/Time of Expected End: TBD

Length of Event: TBD

Details/Specifics of Change: EUMETSAT has reported an anomaly with the MHS instrument onboard Metop-B.  An investigation is on-going but no estimates have been made available for restoration.  All data from the Metop-B MHS instrument will be unavailable for the duration.  These include:
MHS Level 1
ATOVS Sounding products

In addition, there may be some degradation to blended products.  This degradation should be minimal as the other satellites uses (including Metop-C) are still available:
Blended Rain Rate
Ensemble Tropical Rainfall Potential (eTrap)
Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MIRS)
Total Precipitable Water (TPW)

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

Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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