NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
15 May 2021 - 13:31 EDT
15 May 2021 - 17:31 UTC

GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 16 at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean*

Half hour loop - 30 images - 1 minute update

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1657 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1657 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1700 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1700 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1701 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1701 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1702 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1702 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1703 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1703 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1704 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1704 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1705 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1705 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1706 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1706 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1707 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1707 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1708 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1708 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1709 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1709 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1710 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1710 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1711 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1711 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1712 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1712 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1713 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1713 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1714 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1714 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1715 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1715 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1716 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1716 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1717 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1717 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1718 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1718 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1719 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1719 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1720 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1720 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1721 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1721 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1722 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1722 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1723 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1723 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1724 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1724 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1725 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1725 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1726 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1726 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1727 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1727 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1728 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1728 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.

Wait for animated GIF to build; then download.