NOAA  Image Viewer banner
19 Oct 2018 - 21:04 EDT
20 Oct 2018 - 01:04 UTC

Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael - Band 8 at 38.0°N - 73.1°W

9 hour loop - 36 images - 15 minute update

To enlarge image, pause animation & click images; hover over popups to zoom; use slider to navigate.

  

  

Speed

 -+
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1432 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1432 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1437 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1437 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1442 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1442 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1445 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1445 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1447 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1447 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1452 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1452 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1457 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1457 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1500 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1500 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1502 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1502 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1507 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1507 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1512 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1512 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1515 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1515 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1517 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1517 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1522 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1522 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1527 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1527 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1530 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1530 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1532 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1532 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1537 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1537 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1542 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1542 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1545 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1545 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1547 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1547 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1552 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1552 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1557 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1557 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1600 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1600 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1602 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1602 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1607 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1607 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1612 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1612 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1615 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1615 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1617 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1617 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1622 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1622 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1627 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1627 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1630 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1630 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1632 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1632 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1637 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1637 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 Oct 2018 - 1642 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 Oct 2018 - 1642 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).

Wait for animated GIF to build; then download and save