ABI
STATUS
Not Available At This Time.
AVAILABILITY
GOES-R is planned for launch in the 2014 time frame. Details of the data system and data availability are not yet finalized.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Not available at this time.
Satellite Instruments
ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager) is an imaging instrument that will fly on future NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) beginning with GOES-R. ABI will provide 16 spectral bands in visible, near-infrared and infrared (IR) regions, with spatial resolution of 2 km for thermal IR and 1 km for visible and near-IR except 0.5 km for one visible band. Nominal operation will provide full disk coverage at 15 minute intervals, with finer time resolution available in addition over limited areas when required.
CONTACT
Tim Schmit
NOAA/NESDIS Advanced Satellite Products Branch
CIMSS, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
tims@ssec.wisc.edu
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/~tims/
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform TypeGOES-R
OrbitGeosynchronous
Spectral Coverage
Active/PassivePassive
Scan PatternGeostationary
Variables
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength0.47 to 13.3um
Number of Bands16
Start DateDec 2014
Temporal CoverageStart date uncertain
Swath Width
Resolution 10.5km
Resolution 21.0km
Resolution 32.0km
REFERENCES
Schmit, T.J., M. M. Gunshor, W. P. Menzel, J. Li, S. Bachmeier, J. J. Gurka, 2005: Introducing the Next-generation Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-R, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., Vol 8, August, pp. 1079-1096.
REMARKS
ABI is one of the operational instruments proposed for the GOES-R series of operational NOAA geostationary satellites. ABI will improve every product from the current GOES Imager and will introduce a host of new products. For example, ABI will provide cloud-top phase/particle size information and much improved aerosol and smoke detection for air quality monitoring and forecasts.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47