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21 Feb 2019 - 13:45 EST
21 Feb 2019 - 18:45 UTC

GOES-East Full Disk - Band 8

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1640 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1640 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1650 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1650 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1710 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1710 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1720 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1720 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1730 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1730 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1740 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1740 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1750 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1750 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1800 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1800 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1810 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1810 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1820 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1820 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Feb 2019 - 1830 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Feb 2019 - 1830 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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