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

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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1331 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1336 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1341 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1346 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1351 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1356 UTC
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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1401 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1406 UTC
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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1411 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1416 UTC
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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1421 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1426 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 19 Apr 2019 - 1426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
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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