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27 Jan 2021 - 00:55 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Band 16*

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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 26 Jan 2021 - 2356 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 26 Jan 2021 - 2356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0001 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0006 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0011 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0016 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0021 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0026 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0031 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0036 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0041 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0046 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0051 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 27 Jan 2021 - 0051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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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