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Products: Algorithm Working Group

The Algorithm Working Group (AWG), in conjunction with the GOES-R series risk reduction effort, was created to develop, test, demonstrate, validate, and provide algorithms for end-to-end GOES-R series 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

Learn more about the AWG at the NESDIS STAR website.

AWG Teams

Product Application Teams: Plan and execute the activities to assess, select, develop, validate, and deliver level-2 product algorithms

  • Imagery
  • Soundings
  • Winds
  • Clouds
  • Aviation
  • Hydrology
  • Land Surface
  • Cryosphere
  • Radiation Budget
  • Lightning
  • 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.