J25.5 Using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-16 to Visualize Solar Eclipses

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 11:30 AM
Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Madison, WI; and M. M. Gunshor, J. M. Feltz, K. Bah, K. W. Mozer, and J. P. Nelson III

The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R series is America’s next generation geostationary advanced imager. GOES-R was launched and became GOES-16 in late 2016. The ABI is a state-of-the-art 16-band radiometer, with spectral bands covering the visible, near-infrared and infrared portions of the electro-magnetic spectrum. Many attributes are improved on the ABI from the current GOES imagers, such as those relating to: spectral, spatial, temporal, radiometric and image navigation/registration. Imagery from GOES-16 will be used to showcase the improved monitoring attributes compared to the GOES-13/15 series instruments. For example, more rapid viewing, additional spectral bands and finer spatial resolutions will be highlighted in exciting cases, such as from the total solar eclipse shadow crossing the continental United States August 21, 2017.
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