Changes to Full Disk GOES-16 imagery in AWIPSAfter 1800 UTC on 01 December 2022, changes were made to Full Disk GOES-16 (GOES-East) imagery that is distributed via the Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) for AWIPS users (see the bottom section of this TOWR-S Communications). One change was the increase in spatial resolution of the ABI Band 13 “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) data from 6 km to the native 2 km (at satellite nadir) — as shown in an animation of imagery in the vicinity of a low pressure system located over northern Quebec, Canada (above). A toggle between those “before” (1800 UTC) and “after” (1810 UTC) images is available here.
GOES-16 Infrared imagery in the tropics (below) displayed convection along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in the East Pacific Ocean. A toggle between those “before” and “after” images is available here.Another GOES-16 Infrared example centered over southern British Columbia, Canada is shown below. A toggle between those “before” and “after” images is available here. One other important change is that “Full Disk” imagery will only cover the Northern Hemisphere, as shown in an animation of GOES-16 Mid-level Water Vapor (6.9 µm) images (below).