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24 Jan 2021 - 13:55 EST
24 Jan 2021 - 18:55 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: Tropical Pacific*

Images updated every 10 minutes.

GeoColor

True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night
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AirMass RGB

RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV
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Sandwich RGB

Multi-spectral blend combines IR band 13 with visual band 3
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Day Cloud Phase RGB

RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops
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Nighttime Microphysics

RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog
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Band 1

0.47 µm
Blue - Visible
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Band 2

0.64 µm
Red - Visible
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Band 3

0.86 µm
Veggie - Near IR
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Band 4

1.37 µm
Cirrus - Near IR
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Band 5

1.6 µm
Snow/Ice - Near IR
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Band 6

2.2 µm
Cloud Particle - Near IR
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Band 7

3.9 µm
Shortwave Window - IR
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Band 8

6.2 µm
Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR
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Band 9

6.9 µm
Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR
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Band 10

7.3 µm
Lower-level Water Vapor - IR
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Band 11

8.4 µm
Cloud Top - IR
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Band 12

9.6 µm
Ozone - IR
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Band 13

10.3 µm
Clean Longwave Window - IR
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Band 14

11.2 µm
Longwave Window - IR
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Band 15

12.3 µm
Dirty Longwave Window - IR
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Band 16

13.3 µm
CO₂ Longwave - IR
24 Jan 2021 - 18:40 UTC


*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.