Topic: Legacy Products Retirement

Date/Time Issued: July 11, 2023 1606 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: See details below

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 3, 2024 

Date/Time of Expected End: Permanent 

Details/Specifics of Change: 

ESPC plans to terminate the legacy satellite capabilities for the following products (see table below) on April 3, 2024.  

NESDIS will collect user feedback for at least 30 days following the issuance of this notification.  If you have any concerns, please provide your feedback and comments to the corresponding Product Area Leads (PALs) (contact info listed in the table below) and User Services via email: ( by August 31, 2023.  User feedback will be evaluated by PALs and the NESDIS Satellite Products and Services Review Board (SPSRB).


Data Source to be Retired

Existing Missions /Mitigation


Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MIRS)

NOAA 19, DMSP 17/18

SNPP and N20 , Metop-B/C and GPM MIRS Products

Blended Hydrometorological Products - Blended Rain Rate & Blended TPW

NOAA 19, DMSP 17/18 MIRS

SNPP, N20,Metop-B/C, GPM, GCOM-W1

Ensemble Tropical Rainfall Potential (eTRaP)

NOAA 19, DMSP 17/18 MIRS

MetOp-B/C, GOES-16, GOES-17/18, METEOSAT-9/11,Himawari-8/9, S-NPP, NOAA-20,GCOM-W,GPM

AVHRR Cloud Drift Polar Winds

NOAA 15/18/19

SNPP and N20 VPW (NDE)

Metop-B/C AVHRR Winds (NCCF)




Ocean Heat Content


JASON-CS/MF Sentinel-6A Poseidon 4

Contact Information for Further Information and Feedback: 

SPSD User Services ( and PALs (please see the table above)


Web Site(s) for applicable information:

Please reference the following link for all legacy retirements:

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