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2.10 Latency, Throughput And Data Volume.

2.10.1 Product Latency

The Fast Delivery GDR (FDGDR) product is transmitted in less than three hours. An ocean-related parameter subset of the FDGDR called FDMAR (for Marine Abridged Record, the ocean-related parameter subset of the FDGDR extracted to reduce the volume of on-line data transfers) is converted into the BUFR format commonly used by Meteorological Offices and transmitted in less than three hours.

The interim GDR, IGDR, (for ocean-circulation monitoring and forecasting applications is delivered in less than three days.

The final GDR and SGDR products (containing the most precise instrument calibrations and orbit solutions) are delivered after 30 days (not more than 50 days).

A description of the relationship between products is given in Organization of Products 2.2.


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