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29 Oct 2020 - 08:52 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: South Pacific - Band 13*

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Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0550 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0550 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0600 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0615 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0615 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0630 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0645 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0645 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0715 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0715 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0745 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0745 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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About Band 13

10.3 µm - "Clean" Longwave IR Window Band - 2 km resolution - Band 13 at 10.3 µm is an infrared window, meaning it is not strongly affected by atmospheric water vapor. This channel is useful for detecting clouds all times of day and night and is particularly useful in retrievals of cloud top height.

GOES-16 Band 13 corresponds approximately to the old GOES-13 IR cloud channel.

• For more details, see the Band 13 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 615 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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