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

GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Band 13 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 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0551 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0556 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0600 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0615 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0615 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0630 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0645 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0645 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0700 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0715 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0715 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0730 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0745 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0745 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0800 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0815 UTC
Band 13 - 10.3 µm - Clean Longwave Window - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0815 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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