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29 Jan 2020 - 13:16 EST
29 Jan 2020 - 18:16 UTC

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

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Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1610 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1610 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1620 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1620 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1630 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1640 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1640 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1650 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1650 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1700 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1710 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1720 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1720 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1730 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1740 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1750 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1750 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1800 UTC
Band 15 - 12.3 µm - Dirty Longwave Window - IR - 29 Jan 2020 - 1800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
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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