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20 Oct 2020 - 07:20 EDT
20 Oct 2020 - 11:20 UTC

GOES-West Full Disk - Band 8*

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0340 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0340 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0350 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0350 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0400 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0400 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0410 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0410 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0420 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0420 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0440 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0440 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0450 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0450 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0500 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0500 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0510 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0510 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0520 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0520 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0530 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0530 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0540 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0540 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0550 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0550 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0600 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0600 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0615 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0615 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0630 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0630 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0645 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0645 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0715 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0715 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0745 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0745 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0915 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0915 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0930 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0930 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0945 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0945 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1015 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1015 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1045 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1045 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1100 UTC
legend for GOES-West 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)

*GOES-17 Infrared Image Quality

During post-launch testing of the GOES-17 ABI instrument, an issue with the instrument's cooling system was discovered. The loop heat pipe (LHP) subsystem, which transfers heat from the ABI electronics to the radiator, is not operating at its designed capacity. The consequence of this is that the ABI detectors cannot be maintained at their intended temperatures under certain orbital conditions. This is preventing adequate cooling for some of the infrared (IR) channels on the instrument during parts of the night, leading to partial loss of ABI imagery. Learn more.

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