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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 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:...
2015-10-13 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...
2015-10-08 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 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...
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...
2015-09-18 NASA EOSDIS Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015 This week, Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) users received an email invitation from CFI Group on behalf of NASA (surveyhelp@cfigroup.com). This message will ask you to participate in a web-based survey of NASA Earth...
2015-09-05 Addendum to “RapidScat Reduced Echo Power Anomaly and L2B Data Disruption" The following statement is issued as an addendum to the previous RapidScat announcement on behalf of the RapidScat Project. "We recently began releasing RapidScat wind data to the scientific community after a two-week hiatus due to an instrument anomaly. Our initial evaluation of the current...
2015-09-02 RapidScat Reduced Echo Power Anomaly and L2B Data Disruption Starting on 15 August 2015 (orbital rev 5064) and continuing to present day, there has been an anomalous drop in the echo power signal in the receiver of approximately 20 dB, which initially took place at 03:01:59 UTC. Both noise and signal power dropped but not by equal amounts. The Signal to...
2015-08-21 RapidScat Operations Status: Update The following message has been forwarded to all registered PO.DAAC users on behalf of the RapidScat Project: Operations Status:  Operations team continues to troubleshoot the “reduced echo power” anomaly which began last Friday evening (August 14 08:01:59 pm PDT; DOY 227 03:01:59 UTC). As...
2015-08-19 RapidScat Operations Status: currently not able to process science data The following message has been forwarded to all registered PO.DAAC users on behalf of the RapidScat Project: Currently the RapidScat mission is unable to process the science data being downlinked from the instrument.     All other instrument status are normal including commanding, no alarms...
2015-07-24 OSPO VIIRS L2P and L3U v2.4 Dataset Release New Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 2P and Level 3U v2.4 datasets produced by the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite are now available. The L2P v2.4 dataset has...
2015-07-17 OFFICIAL NASA AQUARIUS/SAC-D VERSION 4.0 END-OF-PRIME MISSION DATA SET RELEASED The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of the version 4.0 Aquarius/SAC-D data.  This is the official NASA/Aquarius Project end-of-prime-mission dataset spanning the complete 3 year, 9 nine month period of Aquarius science data availability, from August 25, 2011 through June 7, 2015...
2015-07-07 PO.DAAC HiTIDE Scheduled Maintenance Wednesday (07/08/2015) from 1pm-4pm (PDT) Please be informed that our PO.DAAC HiTIDE (High-level Tool for Interactive Data Extraction) L2 Subsetter (http://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/hitide/) and PO.DAAC Web Services (http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/ws...
2015-06-25 Update: RapidScat L2B Data Quality Disruption Corrected Starting on 25 April 2015 (orbital rev 3333) and continuing to present day, the ISS spacecraft experienced changes in attitude in excess of the nominal spacecraft attitude for RapidScat wind retrieval in comparison to the previous portion of the mission. This presented issues with the quality of...
2015-06-19 RapidScat L2B Data Quality Disruption Starting on 25 April 2015 (orbital rev 3333) and continuing to present day, the ISS spacecraft experienced changes in attitude in excess of the nominal spacecraft attitude for RapidScat wind retrieval in comparison to the previous portion of the mission. For this reason, RapidScat has moved into a...
2015-06-18 Aquarius/SAC-D Mission Announcement The PO.DAAC would like to inform users of Aquarius data of the following official NASA announcement regarding the Aquarius/SAC-D mission.http://www.nasa.gov/press...
2015-06-09 Interruption in MODIS SST Access. The PO.DAAC is experiencing an interruption in the distribution of MODIS sea surface temperature (SST) datasets for both Aqua and Terra. These include level 2 and level 3 datasets. We expect to resolve this problem within a few days. In the interim MODIS L2/L3 SST data can be directly accessed via...

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