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15 Apr 2021 - 20:02 EDT
16 Apr 2021 - 00:02 UTC

GOES-West Full Disk - Band 16*

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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2150 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2150 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2200 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2200 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2210 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2210 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2220 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2220 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2230 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2230 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2240 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2240 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2250 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2250 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2300 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2300 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2310 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2310 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2320 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2320 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2330 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2330 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2340 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 15 Apr 2021 - 2340 UTC
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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