Update #2:  The implementation of software build PR.12.06.00 has been delayed and will now occur no sooner than Monday, July 24, 2023

Update #1: The content for this software build has been updated to include two changes to the Cloud Cover Layers algorithm that were originally part of the PR.12.04.00 software build. Due to this change in content, the release number is also being changed to PR.12.06.00 in order to reflect the additional and more substantial software changes. Below is a summary of the new changes that will be included in PR.12.06.00:

Topic:  GOES-16 and GOES-18 software build (PR.12.06.00) Implementation

Date/Time Issued: July 19, 2023 1420 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 & GOES-18 ABI L2+ products


Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 24, 2023


Date/Time of Expected End: N/A


Length of Outage:  N/A


Details/Specifics of Change: On or about July 17, 2023, the PR.12.05.01 software build will be placed into Data Operations for both GOES-16 and GOES-18. This build contains metadata updates for  ABI L2+ products. 

For the ABI L2 products, a change is needed to the naming convention of the “L2_processing_param_version” in order to conform to the Product Distribution (PD) requirements. This variable contains the name of the processing parameter files that will be provided to PDA. The following is an example of the change that will be made to the name of the processing parameter container file:

Old name: OR-PARM-LST_v02r00.zip

New name: OR_ABI-L2-PARM-LST_v02r00.zip

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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