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*SUBJECT: ADMINISTRATIVE: NOAA-15 AND NOAA-19 AVHRR CHANNEL 3A / 3B SWITCHING
 ACTIVATION OVER ALASKA REGION, ISSUED: AUGUST 31, 2016 1745 UTC
TOPIC:  NOAA-15 AND NOAA-19 AVHRR CHANNEL 3A / 3B SWITCHING ACTIVATION OVER
ALASKA REGION

DATE/TIME ISSUED:  AUGUST 31, 2016 1745 UTC

PRODUCT(S) OR DATA IMPACTED:  NOAA-15 AND NOAA-19 AVHRR DATA OVER ALASKA
REGION

DATE/TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT:  SEPTEMBER 16, 2016  00:08:20 UTC

DATE/TIME OF EXPECTED END: SEASONALLY (ONGOING)

LENGTH OF OUTAGE: SEE DETAILS BELOW; ROUGHLY 8 MONTHS

DETAILS/SPECIFICS OF CHANGE:  NESDIS OFFICE OF SATELLITE AND PRODUCT
OPERATIONS (OSPO) ENGINEERS WILL ACTIVATE SWITCHING FOR NOAA-15 AND NOAA-19
AVHRR CHANNEL 3A / 3B FOR THE PERIOD OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 TO MAY 14,
2017.  SWITCHING TO CHANNEL 3A WILL OCCUR DURING THIS PERIOD OVER THE
PREDEFINED BOX ENCOMPASSING THE ALASKA REGION (BOX COORDINATES 50  N TO 75  N
AND 173  E TO 135  W).  NO CHANNEL SWITCHING WILL OCCUR DURING THE SUMMER
FIRE SEASON ANNUALLY FROM THE PERIOD OF MAY 15TH TO SEPTEMBER 15TH.

FIRST NOAA-15 AVHRR 3A/B SWITCH REV 95395 SEPTEMBER 16, 260/02:43:40 TO
260/02:51:19 UTC FOR A DURATION OF 459 SECONDS.  FIRST CDA CONTACT 15  F
 95396  260/04:24:40 TO 260/04:31:21 UTC FOR A DURATION OF 401 SECONDS.

FIRST NOAA-19 CDA CONTACT 19  F  39196  260/00:08:20 TO 260/00:16:08 UTC
FOR A DURATION OF 468 SECONDS.

CHANNEL SWITCHING WILL STOP AFTER MAY 14, 2017 FOR THE BEGINNING OF FIRE
SEASON.  A REMINDER NOTIFICATION WILL BE SENT.

THE COORDINATION FOR THE ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION OF SWITCHING FOR
NOAA-15 AND NOAA-19 AVHRR CHANNEL 3A / 3B IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN
NESDIS OSPO, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) ALASKA REGION, UNIVERSITY OF
ALASKA - GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION NETWORK OF ALASKA (GINA), AND THE NWS FIRE
WEATHER SERVICE MANAGER AND IS INTENDED TO SEASONALLY OPTIMIZE THE FIRE
WEATHER AND CRYOSPHERE OBSERVING POSTURE FOR ALASKA.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: ESPCOPERATIONS AT
ESPCOPERATIONS@NOAA.GOV AT 301-817-3880

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HTTP://WWW.SSD.NOAA.GOV/PS/SATS/MESSAGES.HTML FOR THIS AND OTHER SATELLITE
RELATED MESSAGES.

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