NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
22 Feb 2024 - 18:24 EST
22 Feb 2024 - 23:24 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 36°N - 98°W - near Enid, OK

30 frame animation displayed. This mesoscale location is no longer being actively produced.

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  

  
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0128 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0128 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0129 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0129 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0132 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0132 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0133 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0133 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0134 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0134 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0135 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0135 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0136 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0136 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0137 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0137 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0138 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0138 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0139 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0139 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0142 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0142 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0143 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0143 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0144 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0144 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0147 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0147 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0148 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0148 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0149 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0149 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0150 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0150 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0151 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0151 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0152 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0152 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0153 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0153 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0154 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0154 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0155 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0155 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0156 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0156 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 08 Dec 2023 - 0157 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 08 Dec 2023 - 0157 UTC
legend for color-enhanced infrared channels 8-10

Band 8 key:

This band shows atmospheric temperatures in Celsius. Values in the red to yellow range represent a dry atmosphere. Values between yellow and white, including blue, represent a relatively moist atmosphere. Values colder than white, including green, represent clouds.


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)