Topic: Declaring NOAA-21 AOD Products Operational in NCCF 

Date/Time Issued: July 6, 2023, 1734 UTC 

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  NOAA-21 AOD

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 25, 2023, TBD 

Date/Time of Expected End: July 25, 2023, TBD

Length of Outage: 1 hour

Details/Specifics of Change: The NOAA-21 Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) products will be operational in NCCF and be disseminated to PDA on July 25, 2023.  

New products included in this release are:

Operational product generation of NOAA-21 JPSSRR_AOD, JRR_AOD_BUFR  and BUNDLED_NUPS_JPSSRR AOD in NCCF:

Impact on users: No

No PDA shortname change

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List of Scientific Changes: Fix the initialization and pointers. Change to use 17 class Surface Types rather than 14 class Surface Types

Please note: This upgrade will not be performed during Critical Weather Day (CWD).

Also, the contents of this release are subject to change based on user readiness, customer feedback, and management approval.

Additional ESPC notifications will provide further details and updates concerning this release.  User feedback and questions should be directed to Vaishali Kappor (

Contact Information: For information on the status of this work, Vaishali Kappor ( or ESPC Operations at or 301-817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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