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STAR Scientists Produce First Light Image From GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager

GOES-16 first light image of the contiguous United States collected by ABI in 16 spectral bands, January 15, 2017

GOES-16 first light image of the contiguous United States collected by ABI in 16 spectral bands, January 15, 2017
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The GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing on-orbit testing.

2 February 2017 - The ABI Imagery Team lead by STAR produced the First Light Images which were released to the press on 23 January 2017. This 16-panel image shows the continental United States in the two visible, four near-infrared and 10 infrared channels on ABI. These channels help forecasters distinguish among atmospheric phenomena such as clouds, water vapor, smoke, ice and volcanic ash. GOES-16 has three-times more spectral channels than earlier generations of GOES satellites.

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Tim Schmit (red shirt) from the Advanced Satellite Products Branch with scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Tim Schmit (red shirt) from the Advanced Satellite Products Branch with scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
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Dan Lindsey of the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch and Steve Miller (standing) from the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Dan Lindsey of the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch and Steve Miller (standing) from the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
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