Topic: Start of GOES-16 and GOES-18 Enterprise Cloud Cover Layers Algorithm distribution to PDA

Date/Time Issued: May 22, 2023 2010 UTC

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 16, 2023

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A

Length of Outage: N/A 


Details/Specifics of Change:  

On May 16, 2023, the ABI Level 2+ Enterprise Cloud Cover Layers (CCL) Algorithm was found to be of Provisional quality after the product was shown to be meeting requirements at its Peer/Stakeholder Product Validation Review (PS-PVR). Following that review, distribution of the CCL product to PDA, along with archiving at CLASS and NODD, was initiated.

The ABI Enterprise Cloud Cover Layers product produces an estimation of the cloud fraction in 5 predefined atmospheric levels, as well as the total cloud fraction for each pixel. For a brief overview of the CCL product as well as product quality information, please visit the NOAASIS Product Quality page below where material from the GOES-16 and GOES-18 PS-PVR will be made available soon.

For more detailed information on the Enterprise Cloud Cover Layers 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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