NOAA-15, 16, & 17, All Instruments, Level 1B Format Change Final Testing, Implementation Date: 27 April - Issued: 25 April 2005, 2045 UTC

Level 1B Format Changes Final Testing

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
25 April 2005, 2045 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:
NOAA-15, 16, 17

Instrument(s) Involved:
All instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All Products

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
27 April 2005, TBD UTC
Details/Specifics of Change:
Test data with the final changes went into the parallel test system on Friday, April 22. The changes were all related to improving our method of setting flags in the HIRS data. However, we turned off calibration of the NOAA-15 HIRS to eliminate calibration problem due to the current status of the instrument. Please revisit your systems and verify that they are functioning properly. We have one report of a problem which we are working with the user to resolve. We are working toward implementing the changes on Wednesday, April 27th between 1300 and 1400 UTC. But, please watch your email for possible slip and a notice with more details on the initial passes affected by the change.

Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:

Changyong Cao 301-763-8136 ext. 196, instrument scientist
Emily Harrod 301-452-5247 ext 117, operations support

Web site(s) that contain other relevant information (where applicable): - History of level 1B notices - All user notices - SOCC polar satellites status - SOCC morning reports

* Emily D. Harrod
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