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25 Apr 2018 - 04:19 EDT
25 Apr 2018 - 08:19 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale View - Band 8 at 38°N - 75°W - Near Worcester County, MD

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0749 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0750 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0751 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0752 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0753 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0754 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0755 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0756 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0757 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0758 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0759 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0800 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0801 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0802 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0803 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0804 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0805 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0806 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0807 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0808 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0809 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0810 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0811 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0812 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0813 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0814 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0815 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0816 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0817 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Apr 2018 - 0818 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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