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GOES-West Full Disk - Band 8*

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 1850 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 1850 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 1900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 1900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 1910 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 1910 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 1920 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 1920 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 1930 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 1930 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 1940 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 1940 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 1950 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 1950 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2020 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2020 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2040 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2040 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2050 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2050 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2110 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2110 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2120 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2120 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2150 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2150 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2210 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2210 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2220 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2220 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2240 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2240 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2250 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2250 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2310 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2310 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2320 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2320 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2340 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2340 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Aug 2020 - 2350 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Aug 2020 - 2350 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Aug 2020 - 0000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Aug 2020 - 0000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Aug 2020 - 0010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Aug 2020 - 0010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Aug 2020 - 0020 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Aug 2020 - 0020 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Aug 2020 - 0030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Aug 2020 - 0030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Aug 2020 - 0040 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Aug 2020 - 0040 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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