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6 Mar 2021 - 06:54 EST
6 Mar 2021 - 11:54 UTC

GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean*

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1123 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1123 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1124 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1124 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1125 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1125 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1126 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1126 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1127 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1127 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1128 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1128 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1129 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1129 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1132 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1132 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1133 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1133 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1134 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1134 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1135 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1135 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1136 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1136 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1137 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1137 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1138 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1138 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1139 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1139 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1142 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1142 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1143 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1143 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1144 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1144 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1147 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1147 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1148 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1148 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1149 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1149 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1150 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1150 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1151 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1151 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Mar 2021 - 1152 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Mar 2021 - 1152 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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