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 maxirnum (FWHM or 50%) points. [The Instantaneous Geometric Field Of View (IGFOV).]
ABI Band Wavelength Range (µm) Central Wavelength (µm) Nominal Satellite IGFOV (km) Sample Use Heritage Instrument(s)
1 0.45-0.49 0.47 1 Daytime aerosol over land, coastal water mapping MODIS
2 0.59-0.69 0.64 0.5 Daytime clouds fog, insolation, winds Current GOES imager/sounder
3 0.846-0.885 0.865 1 Daytime vegetation/burn , scar and aerosol over water, winds VIIRS, spectrally modified AVHRR
4 1.371-1.386 1.378 2 Daytime cirrus cloud VIIRS, MODIS
5 1.58-1.64 1.61 1 Daytime cloud-top phase and particle size, snow VIIRS, spectrally modified AVHRR
6 2.225-2.275 2.25 2 Daytime land/cloud properties, particle size, vegetation, snow VIIRS, similar to MODIS
7 3.80-4.00 3.90 2 Surface and cloud, fog at night, fire, winds Current GOES Imager
8 5.77-6.6 6.19 2 High-level atmospheric water vapor, winds, rainfall Current GOES imager
9 6.75-7.15 6.95 2 Midlevel atmospheric water vapor, winds, rainfall Current GOES sounder
10 7.24-7.44 7.34 2 Lower-level water vapor, winds, and SO2 Spectrally modified current GOES sounder
11 8.3-8.7 8.5 2 Total water for stability, cloud phase, dust, SO₂ rainfall MAS
12 9.42-9.8 9.61 2 Total ozone, turbulence, and winds Spectrally modified current sounder
13 10.1-10.6 10.35 2 Surface and cloud MAS
14 10.8-11.6 11.2 2 Imagery, SST, clouds, rainfall Current GOES sounder
15 11.8-12.8 12.3 2 Total water, ash, and SST Current GOES sounder
16 13.0-13.6 13.3 2 Air temperature, cloud heights and amounts Current GOES sounder/ GOES-12+ Imager
Source: Schmit,T.J., Gunsnor, M.M , Menzel,W.P., Gurka,J.J, Li, Bachmeier, A.S., 2005. Introducing the Next-Generation Advanced Baseline Imager on GOES-R. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, v. 86, p. 1079-1096.

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