ABI TECHNICAL SUMMARY CHART

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ABI TECHNICAL SUMMARY CHART

TABLE I. Summary of the wavelength, resolution, and sample use and heritage instrument(s) of the ABI bands. The minimum and maximum wavelength range represent the full width at half maximum (FWHM or 50%) points. [The Instantaneous Geometric Field Of View (IGFOV).]
ABI Band Central Wavelength(µm) Type Nickname Best Spatial Resolution
1 0.47 Visible Blue 1
2 0.64 Visible Red 0.5
3 0.86 Near-Infrared Veggie 1
4 1.37 Near-Infrared Cirrus 2
5 1.6 Near-Infrared Snow/Ice 1
6 2.2 Near-Infrared Cloud particle size 2
7 3.9 Infrared Shortwave window 2
8 6.2 Infrared Upper-level water vapor 2
9 6.9 Infrared Midlevel water vapor 2
10 7.3 Infrared Lower-level water vapor 2
11 8.4 Infrared Cloud-top phase 2
12 9.6 Infrared Ozone 2
13 10.3 Infrared "Clean" longwave window 2
14 11.2 Infrared Longwave window 2
15 12.3 Infrared "Drity" longwave window 2
16 13.3 Infrared CO2 longwave 2
Schmit, T. J., S. S. Lindstrom, J. J. Gerth, M. M. Gunshor, 2018. Applications of the 16 spectral bands on the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
J. Operational Meteor., 6 (4), 33-46.

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