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2 Apr 2020 - 14:50 EDT
2 Apr 2020 - 18:50 UTC

GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 39°N - 119°W - Lyon County, NV*

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1819 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1819 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1820 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1820 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1821 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1821 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1822 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1822 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1823 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1823 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1824 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1824 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1825 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1825 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1826 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1826 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1827 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1827 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1828 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1828 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1829 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1829 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1830 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1830 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1831 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1831 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1832 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1832 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1833 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1833 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1834 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1834 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1835 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1835 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1836 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1836 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1837 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1837 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1838 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1838 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1839 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1839 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1840 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1840 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1841 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1841 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1842 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1842 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1843 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1843 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1844 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1844 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1846 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1846 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1847 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1847 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Apr 2020 - 1848 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Apr 2020 - 1848 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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