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17 Feb 2019 - 20:18 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale View - Band 8 at 38°N - 75°W - Near Worcester County, MD

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1946 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1946 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1947 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1947 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1948 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1948 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1949 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1949 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1950 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1950 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1951 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1951 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1952 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1952 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1953 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1953 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1954 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1954 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1955 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1955 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1956 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1956 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1957 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1957 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1958 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1958 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 1959 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 1959 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2001 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2001 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2002 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2002 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2003 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2003 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2004 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2004 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2005 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2005 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2006 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2006 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2007 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2007 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2008 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2008 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2009 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2009 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2011 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2011 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2012 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2012 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2013 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2013 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2014 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2014 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Feb 2019 - 2015 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Feb 2019 - 2015 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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