5 Jun 2023 - 11:31 UTC
GOES-West - Sector view: Northern Pacific - Band 6
2 hour loop - 12 images - 10 minute update
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GOES Animations and Internet Explorer
While GOES animation code will not run on older Internet Explorer browsers, they work in the newest versions of Microsoft Edge. If you are using Internet Explorer, please try a different browser: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or MS Edge are all supported.
2.2 µm - "Cloud Particle Size" Band - 2 km resolution - in conjunction with other bands, Band 6 will enable cloud particle size estimation. Cloud particle growth is an indication of cloud development and intensity of that development. Other applications include: use in aerosol particle size estimation, cloud screening, hot-spot detection, and snow detection.
Band 6 is a visible channel and is therefore black during nighttime hours.
• For more details, see the Band 6 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 554 KB)