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22 Oct 2018 - 04:06 EDT
22 Oct 2018 - 08:06 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 - 21 Oct 2018 - 1200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1201 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1201 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1202 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1202 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1203 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1203 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1204 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1204 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1205 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1205 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1206 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1206 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1207 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1207 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1208 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1208 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1209 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1209 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1210 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1210 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1211 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1211 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1212 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1212 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1213 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1213 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1214 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1214 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1215 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1215 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1217 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1217 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1218 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1218 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1219 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1219 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1220 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1220 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1221 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1221 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1222 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1222 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1223 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1223 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1224 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1224 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1225 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1225 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1227 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1227 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1228 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1228 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2018 - 1229 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2018 - 1229 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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