Correction: The initial message incorrectly stated GOES-17 in the subject line. The Enterprise Fractional Snow Cover product is being distributed for GOES-16 and GOES-18.

Topic: Implementation of GOES-16 and GOES-18 Enterprise Fractional Snow Cover Level 2+ Algorithm and distribution to PDA

Date/Time Issued: January 3, 2023 2027 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16/18 ABI L2+ Fractional Snow Cover

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 9, 2022 1800 UTC 

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A

Length of Outage: N/A 


Details/Specifics of Change:  

On December 9, 2022, the ABI Level 2+ Enterprise Fractional Snow Cover (FSC) Algorithm was deployed into Operations on the GOES-R Ground System via software build PR.11.03.00. That same day the Enterprise Fractional Snow Cover product passed its Provisional maturity review and was made available in PDA starting on Dec. 12, 2022

The ABI Enterprise Fractional Snow Cover Product produces an estimation of snow fraction per pixel over land under clear-sky conditions. For a brief overview of the FSC product as well as product quality information, please visit the NOAASIS Product Quality page below where material from the GOES-16 and GOES-18 Peer/Stakeholder Product Validation Review (PS-PVR) will be made available soon.

For more detailed information on the Enterprise Fractional Snow Cover algorithm, please refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) located at:

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


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