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27 Jan 2020 - 11:26 EST
27 Jan 2020 - 16:26 UTC

GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 10 at 39°N - 119°W - Lyon County, NV*

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Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1556 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1556 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1557 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1557 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1558 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1558 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1559 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1559 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1600 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1600 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1601 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1601 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1602 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1602 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1603 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1603 UTC
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Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1604 UTC
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Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1606 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1607 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1607 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1608 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1608 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1609 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1609 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1610 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1610 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1611 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1611 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1612 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1612 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1613 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1613 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1614 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1614 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1615 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1615 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1616 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1616 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1617 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1617 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1618 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1618 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1619 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1619 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1620 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1620 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1621 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1621 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1622 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1622 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1623 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1623 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1624 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1624 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1625 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2020 - 1625 UTC
legend for GOES-West color-enhanced channels 8-10
 

About Band 10

7.3 µm - "Lower-level Water Vapor" Band - 2 km resolution - Band 10 is a water vapor band, meaning it is capable of detecting water vapor at middle to lower portions of the atmosphere, in addition to high clouds. It can detect water vapor lower in the troposphere compared to the water vapor band on the legacy GOES-13 and -15 imager.

The imager on GOES-16 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 is between ABI bands 8 and 9.

• For more details, see the Band 10 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 599 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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