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21 Feb 2019 - 12:42 EST
21 Feb 2019 - 17:42 UTC

Tropical Depression Florence - Band 8 at 33.8°N - 81.4°W

9 hour loop - 36 images - 15 minute update

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1312 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1312 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1315 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1315 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1317 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1317 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1322 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1322 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1327 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1327 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1332 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1332 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1337 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1337 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1342 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1342 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1345 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1345 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1347 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1347 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1352 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1352 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1357 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1357 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1400 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1400 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1402 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1402 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1407 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1407 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1412 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1412 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1415 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1415 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1417 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1417 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1422 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1422 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1427 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1427 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1432 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1432 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1437 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1437 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1442 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1442 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1445 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1445 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1447 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1447 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1452 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1452 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1457 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1457 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1500 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1500 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1502 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1502 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 1507 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 1507 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 2022 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 2022 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Sep 2018 - 2042 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Sep 2018 - 2042 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Sep 2018 - 1452 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Sep 2018 - 1452 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Sep 2018 - 0847 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Sep 2018 - 0847 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 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 falls between ABI bands 8 and 9.

• For more details, see the Band 8 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 672 KB)

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