In the mean time, I'm curious if anyone can answer a question about the FP-IT products. When I look at the data throughout various days in the year, I have not seen any gaps in the datasets. Is this due to better global coverage by the instrument? Or are the gaps somehow filled as part of the processing stream?
Also, is there a plan to migrate to GEOS-IT ancillary products, given that the FP-IT products are coming to an end (or so that's our understanding)? If so, will the GEOS-IT products be hosted on the OceanColor site similar to the FP-IT products?
Thanks again for your support.
GEOS-IT sample data are available for 2018: https://oceandata.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/directdataaccess/Ancillary/GLOBAL/2018/
GMAO plan to continue to run GEOS-FPIT AT LEAST through the end of 2023. Later this year, they will announce
further information about when GEOS-FPIT will end. We will produce our FPIT stream until the end
A parallel GEOS-IT stream will be available in real time from Ocean Color when the assimilation catches up to real time. That is scheduled to be sometime in June.
If you have another period of interest you would like to compare, we can generate GEOS-IT for that period if the source files are available.
I assume you have made the transition to the GMAO ancillary?