Metop-2/A, All NOAA Instruments, Level 1b Data Processing Problems, 1 March 2007 - Issued: 1 March 2007; 1500 UTC

Level 1b data processing problems

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
1 March 2007, 1500 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:

Instrument(s) Involved:
All NOAA instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All Products

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
1 March 2007, Time 1500 UTC

Details/Specifics of Change:
We are approaching a time when the Metop-2/A data will be declared operational. We are currently completing our operational system move to the new building (NSOF) and hope to have operational support from NSOF by mid March. Over the last 24 hours the user community would have seen missing passes and short passes in the Metop-2/A data. This was partially due to problems that we are experiencing in establishing the parallel operations needed to allow the move to occur and system problems getting the data into our processing system. Today our system technicians completed the implementation of a fix that should allow operations to continue without this type of data interruption. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we establish the Metop-2/A operations in NSOF.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Emily Harrod 301-817-3882

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

* Emily D. Harrod
* Computer Operations Branch
* Pre-Product Processing Group
* E/SP11, NSOF, room 1460
* 5200 Auth Road
* Suitland, Maryland 20746-4304
* voice 301-817-3882
* fax 301-817-3209
* email