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11 Dec 2018 - 00:31 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 - 10 Dec 2018 - 1427 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1427 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1428 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1428 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1429 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1429 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1431 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1431 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1432 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1432 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1433 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1433 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1434 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1434 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1435 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1438 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1438 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1439 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1439 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1440 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1440 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1441 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1441 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1442 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1442 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1443 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1443 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1444 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1444 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1445 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1445 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1446 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1446 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1448 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1448 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1449 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1449 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1450 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1450 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1451 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1451 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1452 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1452 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1453 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1453 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1454 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1454 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1455 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1455 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1456 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1456 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1457 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1457 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 10 Dec 2018 - 1458 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 10 Dec 2018 - 1458 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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