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17 Aug 2018 - 00:00 EDT
17 Aug 2018 - 04:00 UTC

GOES-East - Sector Views: Tropical Atlantic - wide view - Band 8

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2215 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2215 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2245 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2245 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2315 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2315 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Aug 2018 - 2345 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Aug 2018 - 2345 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0015 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0015 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0045 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0045 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0115 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0115 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0215 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0215 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0245 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0245 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Aug 2018 - 0315 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Aug 2018 - 0315 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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