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GOES-West PACUS - Band 16*

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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1351 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1351 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1356 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1356 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1401 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1401 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1406 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1406 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1411 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1416 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1416 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1421 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1421 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1426 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1426 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1431 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1431 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1436 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1436 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1441 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1441 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1446 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1446 UTC
legend for GOES-West color-enhanced channel 16
 

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.

Band 16 corresponds approximately to the old GOES-13 longwave IR channel.

• For more details, see the Band 16 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 769 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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