Stop of the GRIB and NetCDF3 format of OSI SAF radiative fluxes products (DLI, SSI) based on MSG and GOES-E

Cécile Hernandez's picture
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Dear OSI SAF user,
 
Following OSI SAF service message #1458 sent on 5 October 2017, we confirm that the GRIB and NetCDF3 format of radiative fluxes products (DLI, SSI) from OSI SAF based on MSG and GOES-E are planned to be discontinued just after the 13 December 2017 (on the 14/12/2017).
 
This message concerns the following products : MSG Downward Longwave Irrandiance (OSI-303) and Solar Surface Irradiance (OSI-304) and GOES-E Downward Longwave Irrandiance (OSI-305) and Solar Surface Irradiance (OSI-306), both hourly and daily products.
 
The radiative fluxes products are already distributed in NetCDF4 format 
  • on Ifremer FTP server from 17/07/2017, on top of NetCDF3 (service message #1426)
  • on EUMETCast-Europe and Africa from 05/10/2017, on top of GRIB (service message #1450)
From 14 December 2017, NetCDF4 format will be the unique format available for these products both on Ifremer FTP server (Users rights are provided on request in the www.osi-saf.org registration process), EUMETCast-Europe and EUMETCast-Africa.
 
Users are strongly encouraged to stop using the GRIB and NetCDF3 format of OSI SAF radiative fluxes products (DLI, SSI) based on MSG and GOES-E as soon as possible and to use the NetCDF4 files instead.