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GOES-West PACUS - Band 15*

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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1511 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1511 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1516 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1516 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1521 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1521 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1526 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1526 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1531 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1531 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1536 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1536 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1541 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1541 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1546 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1546 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1551 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1551 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1556 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1556 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1601 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1601 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1606 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1606 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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