22 Sep 2023 - 12:14 UTC
GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 3 at 42°N - 115°W - Elko County, NV
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0.86 µm - "Veggie" Band - 1 km resolution - Combining band 3 (a near-infrared or "reflective" band), along with the 0.64 µm ("red") ABI Band 2, will be used for detecting daytime clouds, fog, and aerosols and for calculating a normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), hence its nickname the "veggie" band.
Band 3 is a visible channel and is therefore black during nighttime hours.
• For more details, see the Band 3 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 913 KB)