The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI): from Imagery to Quantitative Products (218)
Tim Schmit, NOAA NESDIS, Madison, WI
Mat Gnshor, UW-Madison CIMSS
Jaime Daniels, NOAA NESDIS STAR
Dan Lindsey, NOAA NESDIS STAR
Jordan Gerth, UW-Madison CIMSS
The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) is America's next generation geostationary advanced imager, of which GOES-16 is the first in the series. GOES-16 imagery became operational in December 2017 in the East location. 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 phenomena can be monitored with the ABI. This includes, but is not limited to: convection, hurricanes, fires, fog, smoke, snow, surface temperatures, volcanic activity, moisture, atmospheric motion and atmospheric waves that may be associated with turbulence. The derivation of level 2 products allows quantitative information important for decision support services and numerical weather prediction. Preliminary, non-operational GOES-17 ABI imagery may also be showcased.