Topic: Termination plan for SNPP CrIS Sensor Data Records (SDR) for Normal Spectral Resolution (NSR) products


Date/Time Issued: March 27, 2020  2028Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SNPP CrIS NSR BUFR Data Products from NUCAPS


Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 4, 2020 1200Z


Date/Time of Expected End: N/A


Length of Event: N/A

Details/Specifics of Change: On May 4, 2020 1200Z, S-NPP NUCAPS CrIS normal spectral resolution (399 and 1305 channels) data products such as CrIS_C0399_BUFR, CrIS_C1305_BUFR, and NUCAPS-ALL-LR are planned to be terminated from the NESDIS/ESPC operation. The NetCDF4 and BUFR products for NUCAPS normal spectral resolution have the following filenames and corresponding PDA product shortnames: 

File name NUCAPS-C0399_v2r0_npp_s*.bufr    Shortname CrIS_C0399_BUFR

File name NUCAPS-C1305_v2r0_npp_s*.bufr    Shortname CrIS_C1305_BUFR

File name NUCAPS-ALL-LR_v2r0_npp_s*.nc     Shortname NUCAPS_ALL-LR


Note: Please inform the sounding product area lead  ( when it is possible for you to be able to transitioning from SNPP CrIS NSR to Full Spectral Resolution (FSR).

Contact Information for Further Information:

Product Area Lead - Awdhesh Sharma (

Web Site(s) for applicable information:

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