22 Feb 2018 - 12:19 UTC
GOES-East - Sector Views: Tropical Atlantic - wide view - Band 16
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About Band 16
13.3 µm - "CO₂" Longwave IR Band - 2 km resolution - Band 16 is used for mean tropospheric air temperature estimation, tropopause delineation, and as part of quantitative cloud products for cloud opacity estimation, cloud-top height assignments of cloud-drift motion vectors, and supplementing Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) observations.
GOES-16 Band 16 corresponds approximately to the old GOES-13 longwave IR channel.
• For more details, see the ABI Bands Quick Information Guides, (PDF, 769 KB).