The GOES Series ABI is the primary instrument on the GOES-R series spacecraft for imaging Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment. ABI will improve every product from the current GOES Imager with faster imaging, higher resolution and more accurate calibration. ABI will also introduce a host of new products for severe weather forecasting, volcanic ash advisories, fire and smoke monitoring, and more. ABI will be able to view the Earth with 16 different spectral bands (compared to five on current GOES), including two visible channels, four near-infrared channels, and ten infrared channels. It will provide three times more spectral information, four times the spatial resolution, and more than five times faster coverage than the current system.
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