DMSP, SSMT2 and T1, Update on Distribution of Level 1B and Soundings - Issued: 26 June 2002; 1800 UTC

DMSP, SSMT2 & T1, Update on possible break in service to user community

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
27 June 2002 1800 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:
F14 and F15

Instrument(s) Involved:

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
Level 1B and Soundings from Level 1B

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
27 June 2002/0800 UTC

Details/Specifics of Change:
A soundings product can now be produced from the T1 and T2 level 1B data
based on the RSDR format. The Air Force will switch operations to the RSDR
format and discontinue the RDR format at 0800 UTC on 27 June 2002. At that
time, all productions will be switched to the new format. However, data
will not be distributed until the user has confirmed that they are ready to
receive this data or any remaining issues are resolved. Please contact
Vincent Tabor as indicated below. Thank you for your patience and support.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Emily D. Harrod/ ext 117
Vincent Tabor/ ext 137

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