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Baseline Products: Radiances

GOES-R Series satellites measure radiances in 16 visible, near-infrared, and infrared spectral bands at high spatial and temporal resolutions. These radiances are used to identify cloudy and cloud-free regions within the satellites’ field of view. Data provided by the 16 spectral channels are used to generate many GOES-R products, and are also used in numerical weather prediction models, aiding meteorologists and others in monitoring and predicting all kinds of weather and other phenomena.