The Product Readiness and Operations (PRO) team manages the algorithm updates to the Ground System, as developed by the Algorithm Working Group (AWG) product science teams. As part of the PRO Team, the Product & Algorithm Science Support (PRO PASS) team works directly on the GS Development Environment (DE) to develop software installation packages, which are then sent for approval to be installed on the GS Operational Environment (OE). PRO PASS uses the DE to test algorithm updates with live ABI data and the Algorithm WorkBench (AWB) for offline playback of captured ABI data. With 2 satellites flowing data through the Ground System, in 2 different geographic positions, updates are carefully developed and tested for both G16 EAST and G17 WEST.
From 2019 through 2021, PRO PASS will focus on the following major tasks for the ABI Level 2 algorithms: (1) updating to Enterprise versions of the algorithms, (2) adding new algorithms to improve existing products and add new ones, (3) updating for G17 anomaly mitigations, and (4) updating products to support the transition to Fully-Validated status. Across the many algorithms, these tasks overlap in different ways, which this presentation will highlight. The Enterprise version of an algorithm uses the same flexible algorithm code to support multiple satellite sensor and ancillary data inputs, while also providing the most up-to-date science and products. New algorithms are being added to provide products for Land Surface Albedo and Cryosphere, along with important additions being provided in the Enterprise versions of the existing algorithms. This presentation will provide details of the PRO PASS approach to implementing the AWG-developed ABI Level 2 algorithm updates/additions plus highlight the coordination among the multiple teams involved, from science to operations.