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GES DAAC Transitions Completed

Last Update: August 3, 2006

The following transition activities have been completed:

  • The Collection 4 CERES subsetter was brought into production in MODAPS starting at dataday 55 (February 24, 2006). This was completed ahead of schedule.
  • The GES DAAC production of forward processed Collection 4 L1 products ceased on dataday 55 (February 24, 2006). This was completed ahead of schedule.
  • The Collection 4 atmospheres subscriptions were started in MODAPS on dataday 66 (March 7, 2006). This was completed ahead of schedule.
  • The code to split the MODAPS L0 archive from 2-hour files to 5-minute granules was introduced for forward processing and reprocessing intervals on dataday 66 (March 7, 2006). This was completed ahead of schedule.
  • New staff members for archive and distribution, L0 ingest, and Tier 1 user support were hired and started work over the interval March 15 through April 1. This was accomplished on schedule.
  • On April 10 the Collection 5 Aqua CERES and Miami subsetters and certain GES DAAC subscriptions have been started for forward processing. This was accomplished on schedule.
  • Version 3 of LAADS was brought into operations on April 10. This was accomplished on schedule. However, only a partial reprojection capability was included and the GeoTIFF format conversion was delayed until Version 4.
  • In mid-April the MODAPS Production web site was refurbished and was re-named to the MODAPS Services web site.
  • All Collection 5 GES DAAC subscriptions were transitioned to MODAPS by late-April.
  • In late-May successful load tests were conducted on LAADS for the average and peak GES DAAC condition.
  • The Collection 5 CONUS and Europe regions were archived in LAADS starting at the end of May.
  • The export of browse and metadata to ECHO started in mid-June. The reconciliation capability was added by late-June.
  • OBC products for MCST were added to the data pool in late-June.
  • On July 1, the GES DAAC ceased Collection 5 L1B forward production for Aqua and L1 products were exported to the GES DAAC by MODAPS.
  • A successful 3-day ESDIS load test of the LAADS system was conducted in mid-July.
  • The GES DAAC Collection 5 Terra subscriptions were added to MODAPS in late July.
  • On August 1, the GES DAAC ceased Collection 5 L1B forward production for Terra and L1 products were exported to the GES DAAC by MODAPS.
  • On August 1 MODAPS operations of the 5x5 pixel subsetter began for Collection 5 Terra and Aqua forward processing and for Collection 5 Terra reprocessing.
  • An announcement of public access to LAADS for Collection 5 atmospheres and L1 products was sent out by MODAPS and the GES DAAC on August 2.

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