McIDAS User's Guide
Version 2015.1

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Himawari

Satellites

Himawari-8 (post-launch test at ~140°E; scheduled to start operations on 07 July 2015)

Orbit Type

Geostationary

Data Type

HSD (Himawari Standard Data)

Instrument

AHI (Advanced Himawari Imager)

Resolution

0.5 km for 0.64 µm band;
1.0 km for 0.47, 0.51, 0.86 µm bands;
2.0 km for all other bands

 



Band
Central
Wavelength
(µm)


Primary Uses
1 0.47 Daytime aerosol over land, coastal water mapping
2 0.51 Green band to produce color composite imagery
3 0.64 Daytime vegetation/burn scar and aerosols over water, winds
4 0.86 Daytime cirrus cloud
5 1.6 Daytime cloud-top phase and particle size, snow
6 2.3 Daytime land/cloud properties, particle size, vegetation, snow
7 3.9 Surface and cloud, fog at night, fire, winds
8 6.2 High-level atmospheric water vapor, winds, rainfall
9 6.9 Mid-level atmospheric water vapor, winds, rainfall
10 7.3 Lower-level water vapor, winds and SO2
11 8.6 Total water for stability, cloud phase, dust, SO2, rainfall
12 9.6 Total ozone, turbulence, winds
13 10.4 Surface and cloud
14 11.2 Imagery, SST, clouds, rainfall
15 12.4 Total water, ash, SST
16 13.3 Air temperature, cloud heights and amounts

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