Update #2: The two updates to the Cloud Cover Layers product have been removed from the PR.12.04.00 software build and will be included in a subsequent release.

Update #1: The implementation of the PR.12.04.00 software build that was scheduled for today will now take place on July 10, 2023

Topic:  GOES-16 and GOES-18 software build (PR.12.04.00) implementation

Date/Time Issued: July 7, 2023 2020 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16/18 ABI L2+ Cloud Cover Layers, Cloud Mask, Cloud Top Height, and Ice Concentration and Extent


Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 10, 2023


Date/Time of Expected End: N/A


Length of Outage: N/A


Details/Specifics of Change: On or about July 5, 2023, the PR.12.04.00 software build will be placed into data operations for both GOES-16 and GOES-18. PR.12.04.00 contains significant changes to the Cloud Cover Layers product, and some minor metadata changes for other ABI L2+ products. The details of the changes are as follows:

Cloud Cover Layers

Cloud Top Height

Ice Concentration and Extent

Cloud Mask

Contact Information for Further Information: Please email Steve Superczynski at stephen.superczynski@noaa.gov; ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov or 301-817-3880  24x7


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