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DPR Ka Radar Data Acquisition has been Restored

Following a reset of the DPR to Standby Mode that occurred on April 22, 2020, the DPR Ka radar data acquisition has been restored. PPS is releasing the DPR and downstream data for distribution from April 22, 2020 - April 30, 2020. There are continuing short data outages for the radar that are being investigated and corrective measures are scheduled to be applied on May 14, 2020. PPS will be releasing May 2020 data in stages with an expected return to normal data availability soon after the corrective measures are applied.

GPM Ka Outage - Current Unavailability of Ka and DPR Data Products

At 07:56:59GMT (3:56:59AM EDT) on April 22, 2020 both units on the Dual Precipitation Radar reset from Observation Mode to Standby Mode. The recovery process is ongoing for the Ka radar and we expect production of all radar products to resume normal operations soon. GMI operations and data products continue to be nominal during this time.

PPS Announces Conversion of 3B42 / 3B43 (TMPA) products to HDF5

PPS is converting all of the V7 TMPA 3B42 and 3B43 data products to the HDF5 format.  These products will be available from the PPS archive after the products are produced and archived at:

The data will be located under the 'trmmdata'  directory along side of the current HDF4 products and also through STORM (PPS's Online Data Ordering Interface): 

Update of PPS FTP service removal at GPM NRT

Effective 1 June 2020, ftp will no longer be available on the NRT server


Effective that date the primary access method will be ftps.  A number of different ways to use ftps are available:

1. Python 3 ftplib supports ftps
2. In Linux lftp is a ftps client
3. curl works with ftps
4. wget works with ftps
5. Packages are available for Windows


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