14.4 Preparing for GOES-R: Supporting User Readiness of Level 2+ Products

Friday, 19 August 2016: 9:15 AM
Madison Ballroom CD (Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)

GOES-R will provide enhanced spectral, temporal, and spatial information, and with the deployment of a new system with new capabilities, user readiness becomes an increasingly important activity. The GOES-R Product Readiness and Operations (PRO) team is tasked to work with our partners at the National Weather Service and within NESDIS to ensure that the products (both Level 1 and Level 2) are ready for operations and the user community is ready to receive and disseminate the various products to serve their needs and requirements. With the launch of GOES-R, the GOES-R PRO team has been working with our partners to develop comprehensive plans for testing before launch and during Post Launch Product Testing (PLPT) for Level 2 products. Since GOES-R is a complete system enhancement over legacy GOES, it is important to ensure our systems, users and products are ready for day 1 distribution and dissemination. This includes participation with the pre-launch Data Operations Exercises (DOE), ensuring data formats are correct, and planning the various validation events that will be conducted during PLPT. In addition to highlighting the L2+ algorithms, this presentation will also discuss the above activities as well as our collaborations with our different partners to ensure all users are ready for GOES-R operations.
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