ABI: The Future of Weather Monitoring
Today’s video informs us about a new weather monitoring system.It will monitor weather,climate and environment on Earth from space.It will deliver a new image every single minut, allowing meteorologists to give us more accurate forecasts. ABI will deliver a full scan of Earth every 5 minutes,a huge inprovment over the current 30 minutes scan.
This new system GOES_R will be launched in 2016.
The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) is the primary sensor on the new generation GOES satellites, GOES-R. ABI will have 16 spectral bands, which will contribute to a greater number of products and better data quality. ABI will track and monitor cloud formation, atmospheric motion, convection monitoring, land surface temperature, ocean dynamics, flow of water, fire, smoke, volcanic ash plume, aerosols and air quality, as well as vegetation health. With 5 times faster coverage rate and 4 times better spatial resolution ABI is poised to become a true success story, benefitting the public by providing critical data.
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