DISCUSSION: As more and more people become interested in learning more about the uniquely impressive capabilities of the GOES-R satellite imager, there is a quickly growing desire to have access to the various products generated by the different channels on this cutting-edge satellite imager. Attached below is an exact excerpt from the National Weather Service office located in Buffalo, New York, describing the distinct advantage in utilizing data from the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) platform aboard the GOES-R satellite imager.
"We're stepping back 22,000 miles this morning to take in the view from our new #GOES16 satellite. This Red, Green, Blue (RBG) image combines 5 spectral channels of information from GOES16 into this colored image to help bring out certain atmospheric details. Green hues indicate a warm/moist airmass, blue hues represent a cool/dry airmass, and red hues represent areas of spin in the upper atmosphere. Shades of white represent cloud cover. Here, you can easily pick out the low pressure system over the Northeast United States that has brought us persistent cool and rainy weather for the last few days, and which will linger over the region to start the week."
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