1 Oct 2022 - 01:09 UTC
GOES-West - Sector view: Tropical Pacific - Band 5
4 hour loop - 24 images - 10 minute update
To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.
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.
About Band 5
1.6 µm - Snow/Ice Band - 1 km resolution - During the day band 5 can be used to differentiate ice clouds and snow (relatively dark) from liquid water clouds (relatively bright), such as fog and stratus. It can also detect very hot fires both day and night.
Band 5 is a visible channel and is therefore black during nighttime hours.
• For more details, see the Band 5 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 577 KB)