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

GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Band 15 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 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0845 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0845 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0900 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0915 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0915 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0930 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0945 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0945 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1000 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1015 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1015 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1045 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1045 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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