Topic: Ongoing Cloud Cover Layers product degradation

Date/Time Issued: June 7, 2023 1855 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 & GOES-18 Cloud Cover Layers product


Date/Time of Initial Impact: June 2, 2023


Date/Time of Expected End: TBD


Length of Outage: TBD


Details/Specifics of Change: 

The GOES-R Ground Team has identified an algorithm processing issue impacting both the GOES-16 and GOES-18 Cloud Cover Layers products, however, it is more prevalent in the GOES-16 product at this time. The resulting degradation presents as random occurrences of missing blocks in the output that are arranged in a diagonal pattern across the image. A solution for this issue is currently being developed and is expected to be ready later this month.

A notification will be sent noting the date and time the software fix has been implemented.

Contact Information for Further Information: Please email Steve Superczynski at; ESPC Operations at or 301-817-3880  24x7


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