The RSS processing area will be extended on 29 August 2018
Thursday, 09 August 2018
The RSS processing area will be extended as follows:
- Current area: image line 2988, ~34° N
- Extended area: image line 2638, ~22° N
The Northern boundary remains the same (image line 3606).
This change will be applied to all RSS meteorological products except the Regional Instability Index (RII) product because the BUFR encoder cannot currently handle the associated increase in the product size.
For all other RSS products, users should expect an increase in the product sizes, as follows:
- AMV (Atmospheric Motion Vector) : 20 MB → 35 MB per day
- CSR (Clear Sky Radiances): 33 MB → 62 MB per day
- FIR (Active Fire Monitoring): 10% to 30% increase (depending on actual distribution of fires, product size is highly variable)
- MPE (Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate): No change
- CLM (Cloud Mask): No change
Sample files showing the extended RSS area can be found on our FTP server:
For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.