NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

NOAA-16 Products

The NOAA-16 AMSU-B moisture channels are getting very noisy as the instrument ages. As a result, the quality of AMSU-B products is not able to meet the operational requirements. A decision has been made at NESDIS to terminate the NOAA-16 AMSU-B products generation and dissemination on February 16, 2012. The products impacted include Rain Rate, Ice Water Path, Snow Cover, Snow Water Equivalent, and Snowfall.


AMSU-A Products
Total Precipitable Water from NOAA-16, Descending Orbit
Total Precipitable Water
(Descending)
Total Precipitable Water from NOAA-16, Ascending Orbit
Total Precipitable Water
(Ascending)
Cloud Liquid Water from NOAA-16, Descending Orbit
Cloud Liquid Water
(Descending)
Cloud Liquid Water from NOAA-16, Ascending Orbit
Cloud Liquid Water
(Ascending)
Surface Temperature from NOAA-16, Descending Orbit
Surface Temperature
(Descending)
Surface Temperature from NOAA-16, Descending Orbit
Surface Temperature
(Ascending)
23.8GHz Emissivity from NOAA-16, Desending Orbit
23.8 GHz Emissivity
(Descending)
23.8GHz Emissivity from NOAA-16, Ascending Orbit
23.8GHz Emissivity
(Ascending)
31.4GHz Emissivity from NOAA-16, Descending Orbit
31.4 GHz Emissivity
(Descending)
31.4GHz Emissivity from NOAA-16, Ascending Orbit
31.4 GHz Emissivity
(Ascending)
50.3GHz Emissivity from NOAA-16, Descending Orbit
50.3 GHz Emissivity
(Descending)
23.8GHz Emissivity from NOAA-16, Ascending Orbit
50.3 GHz Emissivity
(Ascending)
Sea-Ice from NOAA-16, Northern Hemisphere composite
Sea Ice
Northern Hemisphere
(N-16 composite)
Sea-Ice from NOAA-16, southern hemisphere composite
Sea Ice
Southern Hemisphere
(N-16 composite)