232 ABI Imagery: From Concept to Operations

Monday, 8 January 2018
Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Mathew M. Gunshor, Univ. of Wisconsin/CIMSS, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit, J. M. Feltz, K. Bah, H. Zhang, and J. P. Nelson III

America’s next generation geostationary imager, the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R series represents a major technological leap in capability for the GOES mission. 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. From the original concept of 8 spectral bands, to the 16-band radiometer it is today, this presentation will cover the evolution of the ABI from concept to operational use as the GOES-R series replaces the legacy GOES-13/15.
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