Announcements

Datesort ascending Announcement Description
2016-02-02 G1SST Level 4 Dataset Suspension Announcement It has come to our attention that G1SST L4 dataset (https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/JPL_OUROCEAN-L4UHfnd-GLOB-G1SST) data files are corrupted since January 14, 2016. Therefore the data provider and the...
2016-02-02 Web Portal Scheduled Maintenance Please be informed that our PO.DAAC Web Site (http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov)  will be unavailable for scheduled upgrade on 2/2/2016 (Tuesday) from 2pm-3:30pm (PST). We apologize for the...
2016-01-12 Scheduled System Maintenance PO.DAAC will be performing maintenance on our Database server on Wednesday 1/13/2016 from 7am to 7:30am PST.  This maintenance activity will impact PO.DAAC's Website and Forum services. We apologize for the inconvenience.
2016-01-08 RapidScat Data Disruption Restored RapidScat experienced a data disruption starting on 24 December 2015 03:00 UTC with a slight gap of good wind data being retrieved between orbital revs 7174 through 7179. As of 5 January 2016 16:50:43 UTC, beginning with orbital rev 7298, data flow has been restored. Datasets impacted include L2B...
2015-12-29 RapidScat Wind Observation Data Flow Disruption for December 2015 RapidScat has not been in wind observation mode since 24 December 2015 03:00 UTC with a slight gap of good wind data being retrieved between 28 December 17:37 UTC and 29 December 04:25 UTC, corresponding to orbital revs 7174 through 7180. The cause of the ongoing outage is due to the ISS orbit, and...
2015-12-09 MT-SAT-2 Termination The Japanese Multifunctional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2) (aka Himawari-7) geostationary satellite has been decommissioned since December 4, 2015 and the following Sea Surface Temperature dataset is impacted:  GHRSST Level 2P Western Pacific Regional Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the...
2015-12-01 Public Release of RapidScat Level 1B, 2A 25-km, and 2A 12.5-km Datasets The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the public release of the science data records containing RapidScat’s Normalized Radar Cross Section data (also known as “sigma-0” or “sigma-naught”) for processing levels 1B and 2A (at 25 km and 12.5 km resolutions). All three of these datasets are provided in...
2015-11-19 Public Release of QuikSCAT Level 1B, 2A 25-km, and 2A 12.5-km The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the public release of the historical science data records for the QuikSCAT’s Normalized Radar Cross Section data (also known as “sigma-0” or “sigma-naught”) for processing levels 1B and 2A (at 25 km and 12.5 km resolutions). This release marks the first time these...
2015-11-17 Scheduled System Maintenance - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 (All Day) PO.DAAC will be performing maintenance on our Data Management and Archive System (DMAS) on Wednesday 11/18/2015 from 8am to 5pm PST. There will be no new data posted during this maintenance window, but existing data will continue to be available through all of our tools and services. All data...
2015-11-17 JPL GRACE Mascon Ocean, Ice and Hydrology Equivalent Water Height The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the public release of the JPL GRACE Mascon Ocean, Ice and Hydrology Equivalent Water Height (hereafter, Mascon) data product, which is now available as part of the Tellus MEaSUREs collection of Earth System Data Records (ESDRs).  This data product differs from...
2015-11-11 SWOT Applications Working Group User Feedback The following message has been forwarded to all registered PO.DAAC users on behalf of the The Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) Applications Working Group. Please direct all related inquiries to https://swot.jpl.nasa...
2015-11-02 Metop-A ASCAT wind product outage 4 November - out of plane manoeuvre The following message has been forwarded to all registered PO.DAAC users on behalf of the KNMI Scatterometer Team. Please direct all related inquiries to scat@knmi.nl. Dear wind product user,   Please be aware that on Wednesday, 4 November, an out of plane...
2015-10-20 RapidScat Reduced Echo Power Anomaly Recurrence As of 6 October 2015 15:18 UTC and continuing to present day, there has been recurrence of the previously observed anomalous drop in the echo power signal in the receiver of approximately 20 dB. Both noise and signal power dropped but not by equal amounts. The Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) dropped by...
2015-10-13 New version of the PO.DAAC State Of the Ocean (SOTO) We are pleased to announce the new version of the PO.DAAC State Of the Ocean (SOTO), a 2D web-map version of State of the Ocean user interface now available online at http://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/soto-2d/. It provides near real-time data...
2015-10-13 Jason-1 Version E GDR Release Notice The following message has been forwarded to all registered PO.DAAC users on behalf of the Jason-1 Project: We are pleased to announce that reprocessing of Jason-1 data is currently in progress. The data are available as version "E" GDR data products at the AVISO and PODAAC ftp sites as follows:...
2015-10-08 Aquarius-CAP Version 4.0 Dataset Released The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of new Level-2 and 3 datasets from the Combined Active-Passive (CAP) Algorithm applied to version 4.0 of the Aquarius/SAC-D data. CAP is a P.I. produced data set developed and provided by...
2015-10-05 GHRSST Level 4 MUR v4.1 time series completed Version 4.1 of the Multiscale Ultrahigh Resolution (MUR) Sea Surface Temperature dataset (http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/MUR-JPL-L4-GLOB-v4.1) has now been reprocessed back to 2002.  Users are encouraged to use...
2015-09-25 MODIS Aqua and Terra SST Level 3 version 2014.0 Datasets Release Reprocessed Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Level 3 v2014.0 datasets produced by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) from the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Aqua and Terra satellites are now available. There are total 48 datasets including daily, 8 day average,...
2015-09-24 RapidScat Reduced Echo Power Restored to Pre-Anomaly Levels On Friday, 18 September 2015, RapidScat echo power spontaneously increased by 20 dB, returning to its pre-anomaly level. Other anomaly signatures, such as scatterometer electronics current, also seem to have returned to their pre-anomaly values. This event corresponded in a return to nominal signal...
2015-09-24 New GHRSST L4 datasets from the Remote Sensing System (REMSS) Two new Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 datasets produced by the Remote Sensing Systems (REMSS) from a number of different sensors in the microwave and infrared range are now available. The datasets include Level 4 global foundation SST data derived from microwave...

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