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Glossary of File Search Filters for ABI L1b and L2+ Products

Product Type (selection advised for ABI L2+ Product Data searches only)

Data Type Name

Data Type Description

ABI Channel ABI Scan Sector ABI Mode Satellite
RAD ABI L1b Radiances C01—C16 M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
CMIP ABI L2+ Cloud and Moisture Imagery (single-band) C01—C16 M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
ACHA ABI L2+ Cloud Top Height N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
ACHT ABI L2+ Cloud Top Temperature N/A M1,M2,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
ACM ABI L2_ Clear Sky Masks N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
ACTP ABI L2+ Cloud Top Phase N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
ADP ABI L2+ Aerosol Detection N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
AOD ABI L2+ Aerosol Optical Depth N/A C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
COD ABI L2+ Cloud Optical Depth N/A C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
CPS ABI L2+ Cloud Particle Size Distribution N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
CTP ABI L2+ Cloud Top Pressure N/A C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
DMW ABI L2+ Derived Motion from cloud topes (bands 2,4,8,9,10, and 14 C01,C07,C08,
M1,M2,CF 3,4,6 G16,G17
DMWV ABI L2+ Derived Motion Winds from water vapor (band 8 only) C08 C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
DSI ABI L2+ Derived Stability Indices N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
DSR ABI L2+ Downward Shortwave Radiation (Surface) N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
FDC ABI L2+ Fire/HotSpot Characterization N/A C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
FSC ABI L2+ Snow Cover N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
HIE ABI L2+ Hurricane Intensity Estimate (Full Disk) 2km resolution N/A N/A 3,4,6 G16,G17
LST ABI L2+ Land Surface Temperature (Skin) N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
LVMP ABI L2+ Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
LVTP ABI L2+ Legacy Vertical Temperature Profile N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
MCMIP ABI L2+ Cloud and Moisture Imagery (multi-band) N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
RRQPE ABI L2+ Rainfall Rate / QPE N/A F 3,4,6 G16,G17
RSR ABI L2+ Reflected Shortwave Radiation (TOA) N/A C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
SST ABI L2+ Sea Surface Temperature (Skin) N/A F 3,4,6 G16,G17
TPW ABI L2+ Total Precipitable Water N/A M1,M2,C,F 3,4,6 G16,G17
VAA ABI L2+ Volcanic Ash (Detection and Height) N/A F 3,4,6 G16,G17

      *Mode 6 replaced Mode 3 as the operational flex mode.


ABI Channels (selection advised)

ABI Channel

Central Wavelength

Nominal Resolution KM)

Channel Type Uses
C01 0.47 1 "Blue" Band Visible
C02 0.64 0.5 "Red" Band Visible
C03 0.86 1 "Veggie" Band Near-IR
C04 1.37 2 "Cirrus" Band Near-IR
C05 1.6 2 "Snow/Ice" Band Near-IR
C06 2.2 2 "Cloud Particle Size" Band Near-IR
C07 3.9 2 "Shortwave Window" Band IR (with reflected daytime Component)
C08 6.2 2 "Upper-Level Tropospheric Water Vapor" Band IR
C09 6.9 2 "Mid-Level Tropospheric Water Vapor" Band IR
C10 7.3 2 "Lower-Level Water Vapor" Band IR
C11 8.4 2 "Cloud-Top Phase" Band IR
C12 9.6 2 "Ozone" Band IR
C13 10.3 2 "Clean" Longwave Window Band IR
C14 11.2 2 Longwave Window Band IR
C15 12.3 2 "Dirty" Longwave Window Band IR
C16 13.3 2 "CO2" Longwave Window Band IR

ABI Scan Sector (selection advised)

Scan Sector Description Files/day/satellite/channel by mode*
C Continental U.S. (CONUS) Scan 288 (Modes 3, 4, and 6)
F Full Disk Scan

96 (in Mode 3)
288 (in Mode 4)
144 (in Mode 6)

M1 Mesoscale Region #1 1440 (in Mode 3 only)
M2 Mesoscale Region #2 1440 (in Mode 3 only)

* applicable by dataset for level 1b and many level 2+ products

ABI Mode (Best to select all modes for all scans)

M3, M6 Mode 3 or 6 (mostly in effect, includes meso)
M4 Mode 4 (FD scans every 5 minutes, no meso scans)