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Ozone hole set to close

08 November 2019

The size of the ozone hole fluctuates – usually forming each year in August, with its peak in October, before finally closing in late November or December. Not only will the hole close earlier than usual in 2019, but it is also the smallest it has been in 30 years owing to unusual atmospheric conditions.

The Copernicus Sentinel family is almost fully composed of twins. Because of their large field of view, these twins see many locations in the High Arctic two or more times per day, with time lags of minutes to hours. In this resulting time-lapse, satellite imagery of a range of short-lived movements on Earth's surface can be detected.

A ground segment anomaly has been affecting the nominal production of Copernicus Sentinel-2A data since 6 November, preventing the availability of about 30% of all new Sentinel-2A acquisitions since sensing orbit 22827.

Due to a planned maintenance on 6 November at PDGS level, SLSTR Near Real Time Copernicus Sentinel-3A and Sentinel 3B data starting from 08:45 to 12:00 UTC could be delayed.
Due to a processor anomaly the Copernicus Sentinel-5P O3 TCL data products from 12 September to 15 October have not been published on the Copernicus Sentinel-5P hub.

On 11 October, some 95 km from the Saudi city of Jeddah, an Iranian-owned oil tanker was damaged, resulting in the loss of oil in the Red Sea. The Copernicus Sentinels are being used to monitor the resulting oil spill.

Due to an issue at Ground Segment level on 30 October all Near Real Time, Short time Critical and Non Time Critical data products related to Copernicus Sentinel-3A orbit#19272 are missing from the following sensing time: 05:20:00 to 07:00 UTC.
Reprocessed CH4 data products ('RPRO' tag in filename) have now been made available on the Copernicus Sentinel-5P Pre-operations Data Hub. 

Service maintenance activities are scheduled on the Copernicus Open Access Hub on Monday and Wednesday.

Due to maintenance performed on the ground on 23 October, the availability in the Data Hubs of some Copernicus Sentinel-2A products from sensing orbit 22638 to 22641 and Copernicus Sentinel-2B products from sensing orbit 13728 to 13732 is delayed.

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