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Sep/11/'18
NEW
The Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) entire webpages will be the HTTPS-Only on 26, September. -> For more information, please refer to this page.
Sep/7/'18
Processing of Himawari L1 gridded and geophysical products is now normal and all products during missing period was uploaded to the web and ftp sites.
Sep/3/'18
Due to trouble of our facility, process of Himawari L1 gridded and higher level products has suspended since 02:10 UTC on September 1, 2018. We are currently working to resume process and will be in normal mode sequentially. Please note that we continue distribution of Himawari L1 original HSD format data without gap. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Aug/10/'18
We have released new version of HIMAWARI-8 Aerosol Property products (version 2.1 for L2, version 3.0 for L3). We newly started distribution of daily, monthly dataset for Wild Fire and Aerosol Property products, and monthly dataset for Sea Surface Temperature products.
PLEASE NOTE that the previous version of the updated products (L2 and L3 Aerosol) will stop its distribution from 13 August 2018. The new version of these products during the past observation period will be processed and provided as soon as they are available.
A problem in cloud screening process of Himawari Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Level-2 and 3 products during Feb. 15 to Jul. 27 2018 was found. Currently, we are reprocessing SST products and will announce when they are available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Aug/10/'18
The Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) entire webpages will be the HTTPS-Only from middle of September this year. -> For more information, please refer to this page.
Jul/09/'18
Due to the system trouble, some data after Jul 5, 2018 of Himwari SST product are susoended to distribute.
Apr/20/'18
The Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) entire webpages will be the HTTPS-Only from October this year. This is due to adopt the seculity standard that all websites and web services only provide service through a secure HTTPS connection.
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Feb/08/'18
Due to the maintenance of the Himawari-8 satellite, all of the Himawari-8 products will be unabaliable during the following period.

Date:
Feb. 13, 2018, 02:20 (UTC)
- Feb 14, 07:10(UTC)

During this period, we will distribute the Himawari Standard Data and L1 Gridded Data retrieved from the Himawari-9 observation. >>more
Feb/05/'18
We have released new version of HIMAWARI-8 Aerosol Property products (version 2.0), Short Wave Radiation / Photosynthetically Available Radiation products (version 1.0), and Chlorophyll-a products (version 1.0).
We newly started distribution of level-3 of Wild Fire products, and daily, monthly dataset for Short Wave Radiation / Photosynthetically Available Radiation products, Chlorophyll-a products. >>detail
PLEASE NOTE that the previous version of the updated products (L2 and L3 Aerosol, L2 SWR/PAR) will stop its distribution from 5 February 2018. The new version of these products during the past observation period will be processed and provided as soon as they are available.
Nov/01/'17
Due to the system maintenance, all services of the JAXA Himawari Monitor (Web, FTP, and user registration) will be unavailable during the following period.

Date:
Nov. 15, 2017,
0:00 - 7:00(UTC)

The products during this period will be uploaded after the processing is completed.
Apr/19/'17
Due to the machine trouble on April 18, Some Himawari products are unavailable during the following period. After the processing is completed, uploading will be done.
Period:Apr.17, 2017 19:10 - Apr.18, 2017 07:30(UTC)
Products: L2/L3 products (PAR/CHL/WLF)
Mar/02/'17
Due to the system maintenance, realtime distribution service of Himawari products (except Himawari Standard Data (HSD)) will be unavailable during the following times.

Date:
Mar. 7, 2017, 9:00-16:00(JST)

Product:
L1 Gridded Product, L2/L3 Geophysical Product

Jan/11/'17
Image (only band8) incomplete in the Himawari Standard Data (HSD) and L1 Data (Himawari L1 Gridded data) has been detected from 2017-01-06 1940UTC to 2017-01-10 0720UTC.
Please refer to here
Dec/22/'16
Due to the network maintenance, our FTP service will be unavailable during the following times.
Times: Dec. 26, 2016, 10:00-10:30(JST)
Dec/21/'16
We have released the HIMAWARI-8 L2 Aerosol Product, L3 Hourly Aerosol Product (Version 1.0) and L2 Fire Product (Version Beta). >>detail
Dec/19/'16
[Realtime distribution is resumed]
We resume realtime distribution of Himawari data and products. Part of L1 NetCDF and L2 geophysical product files may be missed, because we are currently processing data during the suspended period. Those product files will be uploaded to the server after processing is completed.
Dec/19/'16
[Realtime distribution of Himawari data is temporarily suspended]
Due to the power supply problem occurred at 05UTC on 17th Dec. 2016, realtime distribution of Himawari data and products is temporarily suspended. Currently, we are working on recovery efforts and plan to resume the realtime distribution today. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Nov/17/'16
Anomalous HSD data files from 2016-11-14 04:40 to 07:30 UTC have been replaced to correct ones reprocessed by JMA.
Nov/15/'16
Due to the ground system failure, events that the line number included in "Observation time information block" of HSD data becomes invalid value has occurred in some part of the segment for data period from 2016-11-14 04:40 to 07:30 UTC.
Aug/31/'16
We have renewed JAXA Himawari monitor website.
We have released Sea Surface Temperature products (version 1.2) and Cloud Type products (version beta), and images for Wildfire, and Photovoltaic Power.
We started distribution of the "Himawari L1 Gridded data (NetCDF4 format)". »detail
Apr/08/'16
Due to the system maintenance, Web, and user registration services of the JAXA Himawari Monitor will be unavailable during the following period.
Date: Apr. 13, 2016, 01:25-03:00(UTC)
Mar/28/'16
We have released the HIMAWARI-8 Short Wave Radiation, Photosynthetically Available Radiation and Chlorophyll-a products version beta (Version 001).
Mar/08/'16
Due to the system maintenance, Web and FTP services of the JAXA Himawari Monitor will be delay during the following period.
Date: Mar. 23, 2016, 06:00-09:00(UTC)
Feb/18/'16
Due to the system maintenance, all services of the JAXA Himawari Monitor (Web, FTP, and user registration) will be unavailable during the following period.
Date: Feb. 25, 2016, 00:30-3:00(UTC)
Feb/12/'16
JMA has announced that maintenance of Himawari-8 system is scheduled from 15:00 UTC to 17:20 UTC on 15 February, 2016.
See more details at the JMA web site.
Feb/10/'16
Due to the system maintenance, all services of the JAXA Himawari Monitor (Web, FTP, and user registration) will be unavailable during the following period.
Date: Feb. 25, 2016, 00:30-3:00(UTC)
Dec/14/'15
We have released the HIMAWARI-8 SST product version 1.1.
This update improved the issues about negative bias and clear sky distinction.
Nov/20/'15
We have recognized that there are issues about negative bias and clear sky distinction in the sea surface temperature product.
We are now improving the algorithm, and soon-to-be completed.
Nov/15/'15
Due to the network maintenance, our FTP service will be unavailable during the following times.
Times: Nov. 19, 2015, 14:45-15:25(JST)
Nov/11/'15
Due to the network maintenance, our FTP service will be unavailable during the following times.
Times: Nov. 13, 2015, 14:45-15:25(JST)
Sep/14/'15
Due to the network maintenance, our FTP service will be temporarily unavailable during the following times.
Times: Sep. 16, 2015, 15:00-17:15(JST)
Aug/31/'15
JAXA Himawari monitor was opened.