For the next-generation of GOES-R instruments to meet stated performance requirements, state-of-the-art algorithms will
be needed to convert raw instrument data to calibrated radiances and derived geophysical parameters (atmosphere, land,
ocean, and space weather). The GOES-R Program Office (GPO) assigned the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite
Research and Applications (STAR) the responsibility for technical leadership and management of GOES-R algorithm
development and calibration/validation. STAR responded with the creation of the GOES-R Algorithm Working Group
(AWG) to manage and coordinate development and calibration/validation activities for GOES-R proxy data and
geophysical product algorithms. The AWG consists of 15 application teams that bring expertise in product algorithms
that span atmospheric, land, oceanic, and space weather disciplines. Each AWG teams will develop new scientific Level-
2 algorithms for GOES-R and will also leverage science developments from other communities (other government
agencies, universities and industry), and heritage approaches from current operational GOES and POES product systems.
All algorithms will be demonstrated and validated in a scalable operational demonstration environment. All software
developed by the AWG will adhere to new standards established within NOAA/NESDIS. The AWG Algorithm
Integration Team (AIT) has the responsibility for establishing the system framework, integrating the product software
from each team into this framework, enforcing the established software development standards, and preparing system
deliveries. The AWG will deliver an Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for each GOES-R geophysical
product as well as Delivered Algorithm Packages (DAPs) to the GPO.