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ESPC PRODUCT RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT


Topic: Termination of NOAA-15 ATOVS Sounding Products on May 30, 2013

Date/Time Issued: 1700 UTC March 5, 2013

Product(s) or Data Impacted: NESDIS ATOVS Sounding Products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: 1700 UTC, May 30, 2013

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A

Length of Outage: N/A

Details/Specifics of Change: NOAA-15 ATOVS capability will be replaced with a MetOp capabilities (i.e., MetOp-A and MetOp-B ATOVS capability) in order to optimize resources to accommodate the MetOp- capabilities. A decision has been made by NESDIS to terminate the NOAA-15 ATOVS sounding products generation and dissemination on May 30, 2013. Please contact ESPC Operations if you require more information please contact the ESPC Help Desk at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov or (301) 817-3880.

Web Site(s) for applicable information:
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/atmosphere/soundings/index.html



Topic: Termination of the Calibrated SSM/IS TDR Products on September 30, 2012

Date/Time Issued: 1430 UTC July 20, 2012

Product(s) or Data Impacted: NESDIS Calibrated SSM/IS TDR

Date/Time of Initial Impact: 1430 UTC, July 20, 2012

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A

Length of Outage: N/A

Details/Specifics of Change: There is no real time user for NESDIS Calibrated SSM/IS TDR in OSPO product audit conducted in 2011. STAR is the only user and has agreed to run the F16 calibrated SSM/IS TDR software application in house. A decision has been made by NESDIS to divest the processing to STAR, and terminate the calibrated SSM/IS TDR products generation and dissemination on September 30, 2012. Please contact the ESPC Operation if you require more information.



Topic: Termination of NOAA-15 Global Vegetation Index (GVI) Products on September 30, 2012

Date/Time Issued: 1430 UTC July 20, 2012

Product(s) or Data Impacted: NOAA-15 GVI products (Fractional Vegetation Index, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) )

Date/Time of Initial Impact: 1430 UTC, July 20, 2012

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A

Length of Outage: N/A

Details/Specifics of Change: The NOAA-15 AVHRR NDVI products are getting degraded significantly as the instrument ECT is drifting away from 7:45AM to 4:45AM. The NDVI algorithms could not work optimally with the drift. As a result, the NOAA-15 AVHRR vegetation products are unable to meet the operational requirements for quality. A decision has been made by NESDIS to terminate the NOAA-15 GVI products generation and dissemination on September 30, 2012. Please contact the ESPC Operation if you require more information.

Contact Information for Further Information:
ESPC Operations at EspcHelpdesk@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information:
http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/ml/mspps/index.html



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