1 Dec 2017 installation of IMERG V05B

On 1 December 2017 sometime between 07:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC, PPS will begin installing V05B algorithms for the near realtime (NRT) IMERG dataset. If no problems arise, the installation should take approximately 4 hours. During this period IMERG products will be unavailable. While this is the first V05 IMERG available from NRT, we are making the data product version V05B so that both the early and the late product will be consistent with the version of the final product which is at V05B. To avoid unnecessary emails, PPS will not send out an email when the V05 installation is complete. Users

TDRS 171 in safehold: Increased latency on GPM near-realtime products

One of the TDRS satellites which GPM uses for downloading data is currently in safehold. This means that all downloads scheduled for that satellite wiil obviously not be able to be met. This will increase the latency of all GPM NRT products. One missed pass has already occurred and led to increased latency. Several others will occur during the night and into tomorrow.

June 15 GPM NRT outage: 14:15 UTC to 15:15 UTC

Date of Event: 15 June 2017 Start Time of Event: 13:15 UTC Schedule stop time: 14:15 UTC GSFC networking personnel will be replacing network equipment that will directly impact GPM MOC, both its connection to PPS AND, more significantly, its connection to White Sands (WSC) which is the download location for GPM data. Since this replacement will provided needed increase in network throughput capacity, the update is required. During the outage, PPS SDPS (tnitta) will receive NO GPM DATA. While only an hour is currently planned for the outage as with any network modifications, changes might take

Start of V05A NRT Swath Products

Effective approximately 04:00 UTC, 9 May 2017 the near-realtime swath products (GMI, partner constellation, radar and combined) will be upgraded from V04 to V05. During the conversion the latency of near-realtime will be affected as all the new code and support files need to be modified to carry out this upgrade. We hope this will take no more than 2 hours but can not guarantee it might not be longer. We will start with the upgrade of radar products, followed as quickly as possible by GMI and then the partner constellation products. We are starting with the radar as this requires close

GPM Transitioning its Web-based Global Displays

What: Google Earth access for near-realtime IMERG and 3B42 KML files will be replaced by an updated service for viewing precipitation data in near-real time on a 3D virtual globe using Cesium ( When: The current plan is to make the cut-over to the new Cesium-based service on or about October 16, 2016. Why: The evolution of network policies and applications prevents continued GPM use of Google Earth. Note: If you wish to continue using KML files with a non-Google Earth client, please contact the Precipitation Measurement Missions at:

V04 Processing for GPM Near-Realtime (NRT) is Scheduled to Begin

Late on March 2, 2016, the GPM NRT system will begin using V04 algorithms for: Level 1B GMI Level 1C GMI Level 1 Radar Level 2 Radar Level 2 Combined V04 is the first version that uses GPM as the calibrator for the constellation rather than TRMM. The GPROF database is built using the combined observations. GMI is extremely well calibrated and the brightness temperatures in 1B and 1C are an important improvement over those in V03. V04 also made improved retrievals in the Ku, Ka, and DPR Level 2 products. Combined has also made retrieval improvements in this version. GPROF the algorithm used for

PPS Web Services still Temporarily Slow or Intermittent

PPS web services are still experiencing intermittent unavailability and/or slow response times and our staff is working to resolve this problem as soon as possible. This problem impacts access to various PPS web services: (GPM FTP data) (PPS home page) (PPS STORM) (PPS GPM registration) GPM near real time operations and data distribution as well as PPS GPM operations are NOT affected. Only the PPS GPM data distribution is affected. We

Large Gap in Near-Realtime Data

Starting at 08:38 UTC PPS stopped getting data from the GPM Mission Operations Center. Data was resumed at 17:21 UTC. However, new GPS data was sent before older GPS data. The science data was sent out of order with the GPS data. This meant that about 125 mins of 1B and 1C GMI data had no geolocation and perhaps more after this had questionable geolocation. The same issues obviously also affected the radar and combined NRT which are just missing for the period between 8:30 UTC and 17:30 UTC. All of these issues impacted the early version of the IMERG data. The late product will also be