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  • GOES-17 is now the Operational GOES-West Satellite (2/12/2019):
    GOES-17 went into operations on February 12, 2019 at 1800 UTC. GOES-17 and GOES-15 will operate in tandem from their respective locations of 137.2 degrees west and 128.0 degrees west through early July 2019.

    The GOES-17 ABI Level 1B Radiance data and Cloud and Moisture Imagery products are available to order from August 27, 2018 to current. Be sure to note the product maturity described in the Readme files located at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/satellite-data/goes-r-series-satellites and ABI performance issues at https://www.goes-r.gov/users/GOES-17-ABI-Performance.html.

    The remainder of the GOES-17 ABI Level 2+ products will be released later this year.

    For GOES-16, the majority of the products are now at Provisional Maturity with Full Maturity (highest quality level) reached for the Level 1B Radiance data and Cloud and Moisture Imagery products. All ABI products, as well as, the L1B radiance data, are found under the GRABIPRD data family.

    For complete details on product maturity, maturity dates, and access start dates please see https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/satellite-data/goes-r-series-satellites

  • CLASS Confirmation Email Has Changed (10/18/18):
    The format of the CLASS confirmation email for ad hoc orders and subscription orders was changed on 10/10/18. This change was implemented to prevent the possibility of CLASS sending an unreasonable number of emails to you. CLASS will now combine multiple order confirmation emails into one. This action has the potential of including both ad hoc and subscription orders in one notification. This will occur if more than ten orders are created within one minute. The subject line will contain a string of order and subscription numbers, while the body of the email will contain the information for each order. Unfortunately, some users running scripts dependent on information contained in the email may have been impacted by this change.

    If you have questions or a request to disable this feature please contact the CLASS Help Desk.

  • Attention JPSS Users. Start dates of NOAA-20 products now available to the public. (4/25/2018):

    • 12/08/2017 - ATMS SDR and TDR
    • 01/17/2018 - CrIS SDR
    • 02/01/2018 - VIIRS SDR
    • 02/01/2018 - VIIRS Imagery Bands

    Data sets are available back to Beta Maturity. Be sure to review the readmes for any data issues and caveats on the STAR JPSS/SNPP Algorithm Maturity Matrix website at https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss/AlgorithmMaturity.php.

    For easy access to the most recent JPSS global daily tar files please go to ftp://ftp-npp.bou.class.noaa.gov.

  • GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Data Now Available (02/07/2018):
    The GLM Level-2 products can now be ordered from CLASS under the Family name GOES-R Series GLM L2+ Data Product (GRGLMPROD). Please be sure to read the GLM data search page Notes section for details on product maturity levels, their timelines, and all documented issues found within the Readme files.

    If you have any questions or need assistance please submit an email to CLASS Help Desk.

  • Attention New CLASS Users – See tutorial on accessing data from CLASS (4/12/2018):

    Please click on the following link to get step by step instructions on how to use CLASS to search and order data: https://www.avl.class.noaa.gov/notification/pdfs/CLASS%20Data%20Access%20Tutorial_042015.pdf.

    If you have any questions or need assistance please submit an email to CLASS Help Desk.