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16 June 2003 Advanced baseline imager (ABI) for future geostationary operational environmental satellites (GOES-R and beyond)
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The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) is being designed for future Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (starting with GOES-R in 2012). As with the current GOES Imager, this instrument will be used for a wide range of qualitative and quantitative weather and environmental applications. The ABI will improve over the existing GOES Imager with more spectral bands, higher spatial resolution and faster imaging (and more geographical areas scanned). The ABI will improve the spatial resolution from nominally 4 to 2 km for the infrared bands and 1 to 0.5 km for at least one visible band. There will be a five-fold increase of the coverage rate. The ABI expands the spectral band number from five to at least 12. Up to 18 bands on the ABI are being investigated. Every product that is being produced from the current GOES Imager will be improved with data from the ABI.
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Timothy J. Schmit, Jun Li, and W. Paul Menzel "Advanced baseline imager (ABI) for future geostationary operational environmental satellites (GOES-R and beyond)", Proc. SPIE 4895, Applications with Weather Satellites, (16 June 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.466508
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