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16 Oct 2018 - 17:06 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 - 16 Oct 2018 - 1633 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1633 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1634 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1634 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1635 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1635 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1636 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1637 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1637 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1638 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1638 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1639 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1639 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1640 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1641 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1641 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1642 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1643 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1643 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1644 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1644 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1645 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1645 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1646 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1646 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1647 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1647 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1648 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1648 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1649 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1649 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1650 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1650 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1651 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1651 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1652 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1652 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1653 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1653 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1654 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1654 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1655 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1655 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1656 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1656 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1657 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1657 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1658 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1658 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1659 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1659 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1701 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1701 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Oct 2018 - 1702 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Oct 2018 - 1702 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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