Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI): What’s Different from the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)

Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI): What’s Different from the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)

This brief lesson provides an overview of the AHI on Himawari and highlights its differences from the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI). It discusses AHI’s improved capabilities in spectral coverage, spatial resolution, and imaging interval over the MTSAT-2 imager; the differences in spectral coverage and scan strategy between AHI and ABI and the impact on products; and how AHI data and products benefit forecasters in Alaska, Pacific Region, and CONUS. Note that the lesson complements COMET’s GOES-R ABI lesson, which should be taken before going through this lesson.