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Technical Implementation Notice 14-03

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1100 AM EST Thu Jan 23 2014


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          -Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:     Tim McClung

          Science Plans Branch Chief

          Office of Science and Technology


Subject:  Add S-NPP Soundings to NOAAPORT:

          Effective April 15, 2014


On or about April 15, 2014, beginning at approximately 1500

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), atmospheric sounding profiles

from the NOAA Unique CrIS-ATMS Processing System (NUCAPS)

algorithm will be broadcast across the NOAAPORT Satellite

Broadcast Network. These products are based on the Cross Track

Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and Advanced Microwave Sounder (ATMS)

instruments on the Suomi-National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (S-

NPP) satellite. These sounding products will be provided by the

NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information

Service (NESDIS) NPP Data Exploitation (NDE) system.


The NUCAPS soundings will be transmitted across the NWSTG (NMC)

channel of the NOAAPORT Satellite Broadcast Network.  The NUCAPS

soundings will cover the following latitude-longitude boxes

(there are two geographical boxes for areas 6 and 9):


IUTN01 KNES - 35S <= latitude < 37N,

              35W <= longitude <= 90W

IUTN02 KNES - 37N <= latitude <= 75N,

              35W <= longitude <= 90W

IUTN03 KNES - 35S <= latitude <  37N,

              90W <  longitude <= 109W

IUTN04 KNES - 37N <= latitude <= 75N,

              90W <  longitude <= 109W

IUTN05 KNES - 35S <= latitude <  42N,

              109W <  longitude <= 140W

IUTN06 KNES - 42N <= latitude <= 75N,

              109W <  longitude <= 128W, and

              42N <= latitude <  52N,

              128W <  longitude <= 140W

IUTN07 KNES - 35S <= latitude <  50N,

              140W <  longitude <= 180

IUTN08 KNES - 35S <= latitude <  50N,

              180  <  longitude <= 130E

IUTN09 KNES - 52N <= latitude <= 75N,

              128W <  longitude <= 140W, and

              50N <= latitude <= 75N,

              140W <  longitude <= 130E


For questions regarding the scientific or technical content of

the NOAAPORT-disseminated S-NPP soundings please contact:


     ESPC Help Desk

     Suitland, Maryland 20746

     Phone: 301-817-3880



For questions regarding the NOAAPORT activation or distribution

of these products please contact:


     Brian Gockel

     NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology

     Phone: 301-713-0304 x158



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