Switch from GOES-13 to GOES-16 for sea surface temperature (SST) and radiative fluxes (SSI, DLI)

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Following service message #1472, we are now able to be more precise on the switch.

According to NOAA, we should not receive GOES-13 data after today, 14 December, between 1530-1545 UTC and we should start to receive GOES-16 just after.

On a date between 14 and 20 December, GOES-16 will become the operational GOES-East.

From today, 14 December 2017 (or later), OSI SAF products based on GOES-16 -SST (OSI-207-a) and radiative fluxes (OSI-305-a and OSI-306-a)- should be distributed with a status "pre-operational" and a file_quality_level 2 (suspect : occasional problems). Moreover, the SSES (Sensor Specific Error Statistic) of the SST (variables sse_bias and sses_standard_deviation) is set to zero.

Note that there is a risk of interruption from today, 14 December.

With GOES-16, SST will be produced 24 hours a day (because of the available channels allowing for SST computation during daytime).

The Product User Manuals (PUMs) have been updated and are available from the following pages : 

[OSI-207-a] GOES-East Sea Surface Temperature

[OSI-305-a] GOES-East Downward Longwave Irradiance

[OSI-306-a] GOES-East Solar Surface Irradiance