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GOES-West PACUS - Band 15*

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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2046 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2046 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2101 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2101 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2106 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2106 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2111 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2111 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2121 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2121 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2126 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2126 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2131 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2131 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2136 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2136 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2141 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2141 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2146 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2146 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2151 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2151 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2156 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2156 UTC
legend for GOES-West color-enhanced channels 11-15
 

About Band 15

12.3 µm - "Dirty" Longwave IR Window Band - 2 km resolution - Band 15 at 12.3 µm offers nearly continuous monitoring for numerous applications, though usually through a split window difference with a cleaner window channel. These differences can better estimate low-level moisture, volcanic ash, airborne dust/sand, sea surface temperature, and cloud particle size.

• For more details, see the Band 15 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 662 KB)

*GOES-17 Infrared Image Quality

During post-launch testing of the GOES-17 ABI instrument, an issue with the instrument's cooling system was discovered. The loop heat pipe (LHP) subsystem, which transfers heat from the ABI electronics to the radiator, is not operating at its designed capacity. The consequence of this is that the ABI detectors cannot be maintained at their intended temperatures under certain orbital conditions. This is preventing adequate cooling for some of the infrared (IR) channels on the instrument during parts of the night, leading to partial loss of ABI imagery. Learn more.

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