01 July 2011
The MERIS 3rd Reprocessing has now been completed and the data are available online via ftp at the UK-PAC.
The ftp site currently includes the full 2008-2009-2010 Level 1 and Level 2 reprocessed dataset. The entire reprocessed dataset from, 29 April 2002 to date, will gradually be made available online over the coming weeks. The data is structured on the ftp server by product-type/year/month/day and the files are compressed.
In a second step, the full data set will also be provided via a new MERCI server (opening planned in autumn 2011).
The Reprocessing has been carried out using the MERIS Ground Segment (MEGS) Processor Version 8.0, which is fully equivalent to the new operational processor IPF V6.03 that will be used for the real time production at the stations in the near future.
The main 3rd reprocessing improvements include:
More detailed information on all of the changes implemented for the 3rd Reprocessing are available online:
3rd Reprocessing products can be identified via:
PLEASE NOTE: Products currently available from the ESA MERIS Rolling Archives (NRT) and the MERCI MERIS Catalogue (Consolidated) will continue to be processed using the previous version of the processor (IPF 5.06 - equivalent to MEGS 7.4).
For the next months, the only access to the 3rd MERIS RR reprocessing version is done via the new ftp access at the UK-PAC.
The operational IPF processor will be updated to be consistent with MEGS 8.0 in the near future, and a separate user notification will be published with further details of the switch at the acquisition stations.
The Agency is planning to release access to the MERIS 3rd Reprocessing products from a new MERCI server in autumn 2011. With the release of this new MERCI download service, the current access to the MERCI MERIS Catalogue (Consolidated) will be dismissed.
Access to the MERIS RR 3rd Reprocessing via ftp can be provided to existing ESA proposals and/or Registrations by contacting EO Helpdesk or through a new Registration on the ESA EOPI Portal.
Please contact EO Help for further clarification required.
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