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29 Oct 2020 - 08:30 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Band 16*

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Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0551 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0556 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0600 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0615 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0615 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0630 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0645 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0645 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0715 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0715 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0745 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0745 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC
Band 16 - 13.3 µm - CO₂ Longwave - IR - 29 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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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