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17 Jan 2021 - 13:56 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Band 15*

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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1256 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1301 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1306 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1311 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1316 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1321 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1326 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1331 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1336 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1341 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1346 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1351 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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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