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18 Jan 2019 - 13:43 EST
18 Jan 2019 - 18:43 UTC

GOES-East CONUS View - Band 8

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1742 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1742 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1747 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1747 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1752 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1752 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1757 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1757 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1802 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1802 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1807 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1807 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1812 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1812 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1817 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1817 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1822 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1822 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1827 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1827 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1832 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1832 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Jan 2019 - 1837 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Jan 2019 - 1837 UTC
legend for GOES-East color-enhanced channels 8-10
 

About Band 8

6.2 µm - "Upper-level Water Vapor" Band - 2 km resolution - Band 8 will be used for upper-level tropospheric water vapor tracking, jet stream identification, hurricane track forecasting, mid-latitude storm forecasting, severe weather analysis, upper mid-level moisture estimation (for legacy vertical moisture profiles) and turbulence detection.

The imager on GOES-16 features three mid-level water vapor bands instead of the single water vapor band on the GOES-13 Imager. The single water vapor band on GOES-13 contained a mixture of water vapor features over many levels of the troposphere, but GOES-16 enables us to focus on water vapor in the upper troposphere (band 8), the middle troposphere (band 9), or the lower troposphere (band 10). The GOES-13 Imager water vapor channel is between ABI bands 8 and 9.

• For more details, see the ABI Bands Quick Information Guides, (PDF, 672 KB).

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