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27 Jan 2020 - 01:43 EST
27 Jan 2020 - 06:43 UTC

Post-Tropical Cyclone Nestor - Band 8 at 30.4°N - 84.1°W

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0310 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0310 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0320 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0320 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0340 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0340 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0350 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0350 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0400 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0400 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0410 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0410 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0420 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0420 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0440 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0440 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2019 - 0450 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2019 - 0450 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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