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ABI BANDS QUICK INFORMATION GUIDES

The fact sheets in this section are designed as quick reference guides to provide National Weather Service forecasters with information on each of the GOES-R series Advanced Baseline Imager’s 16 spectral bands. These include two visible channels, four near-infrared channels and ten infrared channels. Each fact sheet covers what the band measures and how this is operationally relevant. The fact sheets also include links for more information.

Spanish versions of the fact sheets are provided by the Meteorological Directorate of Chile.

An additional set of pre-launch ABI fact sheets is available from our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.

ABI BANDS QUICK INFORMATION GUIDES

Click on an image in the "ABI Band Fact Sheet" column of the table below to access the information guide for the corresponding ABI band number.
ABI Band Fact Sheet ABI Band No. Approx. Central Wavelength (µm) Band "Nickname" Band Type
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Updated February 25, 2015
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1 0.47 "Blue" Band Visible
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2 0.64 "Red" Band Visible
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3 0.86 "Veggie" Band Near-IR
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4 1.37 "Cirrus" Band Near-IR
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5 1.6 "Snow/Ice" Band Near-IR
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6 2.2 "Cloud Particle Size" Band Near-IR
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7 3.9 "Shortwave Window" Band IR (with reflected daytime component)
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8 6.2 "Upper-Level Tropospheric Water Vapor" Band IR
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9 6.9 “Mid-Level Tropospheric Water Vapor” Band IR
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10 7.3 “Lower-level Water Vapor” Band IR
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11 8.4 "Cloud-Top Phase" Band IR
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12 9.6 "Ozone Band" IR
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13 10.3 "Clean" IR Longwave Window Band IR
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14 11.2 IR Longwave Window Band IR
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15 12.3 "Dirty" Longwave Window Band IR
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16 13.3 "CO2" longwave infrared IR