GOES-16: Full Disk images every 5 minutes

April 21st, 2017 |

** The GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing testing. **

GOES-16 was operated in “Mode 4” on 21 April 2017 — this scanning strategy provides Full Disk images every 5 minutes (the current routine scan schedule for GOES-15 and GOES-13 only provides one Full Disk image every 3 hours). Shown below are animations of Upper-Level Water Vapor (6.2 µm), Mid-Level Water Vapor (6.9 µm) and Lower-Level Water Vapor (7.3 µm) Full Disk images covering the 12:00 to 23:55 UTC period. You can explore the differences between Water Vapor weighting functions for these 3 ABI bands (and how they change depending on airmass type, satellite viewing angle, etc) at this site.

GOES-16 Upper-Level Water Vapor (6.2 µm) images [click to play animation]

GOES-16 Upper-Level Water Vapor (6.2 µm) images [click to play animation]

GOES-16 Mid-Level Water Vapor (6.9 µm) images [click to play animation]

GOES-16 Mid-Level Water Vapor (6.9 µm) images [click to play animation]

GOES-16 Lower-Level Water Vapor (7.3 µm) images [click to play animation]

GOES-16 Lower-Level Water Vapor (7.3 µm) images [click to play animation]