The higher spatial and temporal resolution of the ABI will allow forecasters to keep up with a rapidly evolving convective environment. The primary spectral band used in the Convective Initiation algorithm will be the longwave window infrared band. This will be used to detect rapidly cooling cloud tops and the cloud type. These two products used in tandem will allow forecasters to identify where convective initiation is occurring, where it is likely to occur, and where it has already initiated. Forecasters will use the information provided by the convective initiation algorithm to create public awareness of a potential severe weather event long before any severe weather is reported.