Extension of the pilot NOAA Direct Broadcast Service (NDB) to include ATOVS data

The pilot NDB Service will include ATOVS data from 12 September.

Thursday, 05 September 2019

The NDB Service currently comprises Level-1 ATMS, CrIS and IASI BUFR data from the SNPP and Metop satellites.

From 12 September, the service will be extended to include Level-1 ATOVS BUFR data from the Metop-A, -B and -C, and NOAA-18 and -19 satellites.

The data will be distributed on the following EUMETCast channels:

EUMETCast Europe, Basic Service

Channel: EUMETSAT Data Channel 1
Multicast address: 224.223.222.1
PID: 500

EUMETCast Terrestrial

Channel: T01-NPP-2
Multicast address: 232.223.222.2

Example filenames

A file from the Gilmore Creek station for Metop-B MHS:
W_us-noaa-ssec,mhs,DBNet+metopb+gil_C_KWBC_20190822002156_mhs_M01_20190822_0006_35934_bufr.bin

A file from the Miami station for Metop-B AMSU-A:
W_us-noaa-ssec,amsua,DBNet+metopb+mia_C_KWBC_20190903041020_amsua_M01_20190903_0401_36107_bufr.bin

The stations currently supported by the service are listed below:

Abbreviation Station Position
gil Gilmore Creek
gua Guam
ham Hampton
hon Honolulu
kwa Kwajalein
mad Madison
may Mayaguez
mia Miami
mon Monterey
new New York City

The NDB ATOVS data are also available on the GTS.

Note: the EARS-ATOVS data from the USA, currently disseminated on EUMETSAT Data Channel 1, will be stopped at the end of December 2019.
They have filenames like:
W_XX-EUMETSAT-gil,mhs,DBNet+metopb+gil_C_EUMS_20190822001852_mhs_20190822_0005_metopb_35934_gil_l1c_bufr.bin

Users currently subscribed to EARS-ATOVS data via EUMETCast will be given automatic access to the new NDB ATOVS data. Other users wishing to receive the NDB ATOVS data via EUMETCast should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.

 

 
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