Operational Status of NOAA-16 Level 1B

MEMORANDUM FOR: All NOAA-16 Level 1B Data Users

FROM: Barbara Banks
Chief, Information Processing Division

SUBJECT: Operational Status of NOAA-16 Level 1B Data

On January 24, the Information Processing Division declared the
following level 1B and 1B* data operational. These data are available to
the user community:

AMSU-A Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
AMSU-B Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-B
SEM Space Environment Monitor
DCS Data Collection System
SAR Search and Rescue
SBUV Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer

Anomalies seen in the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)
level 1B data, the High Resolution Infrared Radiometer (HIRS) level 1B,
and SBUV data are significant enough to delay the operational status of
these instruments. National Environmental Satellite, Data, and
Information Service( Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC), Office
of Research Applications scientists, Information Processing Division),
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Lockheed, are
working together to resolve the remaining issues as quickly as
possible. The user community will be notified when the AVHRR and HIRS