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GOES-West PACUS - Band 16*

GOES-West PACUS - Band 16 images are temporarily not updating. We are working to restore image production as quickly as possible. For now, you may refer to the other GOES imagery sites listed on our resources page. Thank you for your patience.

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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0221 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0221 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0226 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0226 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0231 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0236 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0241 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0246 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0251 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0256 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0301 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0306 UTC
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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0311 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0316 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0316 UTC
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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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