Channel Numbering: For all satellites from GOES-8 through GOES-P, the channel numbering will be fixed as a function of wavelength, as follows, with respect to Channels producing standard operational imagery:

Channel

Nominal Wavelength

Example

1

Visible

(0.52 - 0.72 um)

Standard Visible Imagery

2

3.9 µm

(3.78-4.03 um)

Fog Product (reflected solar and emitted terrestrial)

3

6.7 or 6.5 µm

(6.47-7.02 um)

Water Vapor Imagery

4

10.7 µm

(10.2-11.2 um)

Standard Infrared Imagery

5

12.0

 

Special Water Vapor Channel