Algorithm Working Group (AWG) Overview
The Algorithm Working Group (AWG), in conjunction with the GOES-R risk reduction effort, was created to develop, test, demonstrate, validate, and provide algorithms for end-to-end GOES-R ground segment capabilities and to provide sustained life cycle validation and product enhancements.

AWG End-to-End Capabilities:
Instrument trade studies
Proxy dataset development
Algorithm development and testing
Product demonstration systems
Development of Cal/Val tools
Integrated Cal/Val enterprise system
Sustained radiance and product validation
Algorithm and application improvements
User readiness and education
Algorithm Development Schedule:
PHASE I (80% Baseline Level 2 Products): Complete in 2009
PHASE II (100% Baseline Level-2 Products and 80% Future Capability Level-2 Products):  Complete in 2010
PHASE III (100% Future Capability Level-2 Products):  Complete in 2011
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AWG Teams
Product Application Teams: Plan and execute the activities to assess, select, develop, validate, and deliver level-2 product algorithms
Land Surface
Radiation Budget
Space Environment
SST and Ocean Dynamics
Aerosols/Air Quality/Atmospheric Chemistry
Proxy Data
Cal/Val (sensor)
Algorithm Integration
Product Development Teams: Code, host, and test candidate level-2 product algorithms in a scalable operational demonstration environment, and develop validation tools.
Proxy Teams: Responsible for the development of high-quality GOES-R instrument-simulated and proxy data sets for GOES-R product algorithm development, testing, and validation.
AWG Integration Team: Establishes requirements, standards, infrastructure, architecture, integrates software from the product development teams, and prepares deliveries to Ground Segment Project.