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28 Oct 2021 - 13:08 EDT
28 Oct 2021 - 17:08 UTC

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

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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1606 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1611 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1616 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1621 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1626 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1631 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1636 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1641 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1646 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1646 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1651 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1651 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1656 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1656 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1701 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 28 Oct 2021 - 1701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for infrared 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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