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GOES-West - Sector view: Northern Pacific - Band 15*

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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1830 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1840 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1850 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1850 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1900 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1910 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1920 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1930 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1940 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1950 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 1950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 2000 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 2000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 2010 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 2010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 2020 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 02 Mar 2021 - 2020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for GOES-West color-enhanced channels 11-15
 

About Band 15

12.3 µm - "Dirty" Longwave IR Window Band - 2 km resolution - Band 15 at 12.3 µm offers nearly continuous monitoring for numerous applications, though usually through a split window difference with a cleaner window channel. These differences can better estimate low-level moisture, volcanic ash, airborne dust/sand, sea surface temperature, and cloud particle size.

• For more details, see the Band 15 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 662 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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