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19 Sep 2019 - 02:32 EDT
19 Sep 2019 - 06:32 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0549 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0549 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0550 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0550 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0551 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0552 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0555 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0556 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0556 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0557 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0557 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0558 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0558 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0559 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0600 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0601 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0602 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0602 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0604 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0605 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0605 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0606 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0606 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0608 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0610 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0610 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0612 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0612 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0613 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0613 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0614 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0615 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0617 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0617 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0618 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0618 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0619 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0619 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0621 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0621 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0622 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0622 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0623 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0623 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0624 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0624 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0626 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2019 - 0627 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2019 - 0627 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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