2.1 GOES-17 ABI L2 Algorithm Status

Monday, 13 January 2020: 10:30 AM
253B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
T. Feroli, NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD; and J. Daniels, M. Seybold, and S. Superczynski

The second satellite in the GOES-R series, now GOES-17, launched in March 2018. GOES-16 is the NOAA GOES-East operational satellite. GOES-17 recently completed instrument level post launch testing and was declared the NOAA GOES-West operation satellite. Post-launch product validation activities for GOES-17 are underway. The GOES-R Series Product Readiness and Operations (PRO) team is tasked to work with our partners at the National Weather Service and within NESDIS to ensure products (both Level 1 and Level 2) are ready for operations and the user community is ready and are receiving and disseminating the various products to serve their needs and requirements. In this presentation, we will discuss the current operational status of the GOES-17 ABI L2 products and their migration to new Enterprise versions of the Algorithms. Additionally, we will discuss the unique challenges presented by the GOES-17 thermal control system anomaly. This causes degradation and saturation in some of the infrared bands, so various product algorithm and software updates are being developed and implemented to mitigate the impact of this anomaly. New product quality indicators are being developed and implemented to help users optimize their use of the GOES-17 products.
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