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19 Oct 2021 - 04:53 EDT
19 Oct 2021 - 08:53 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 - 18 Oct 2021 - 1526 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 1526 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 1527 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 1527 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 1528 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 1528 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 1529 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 1529 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0801 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0801 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0803 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0803 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0805 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0805 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0807 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0807 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0809 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0811 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0811 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0813 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0815 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0817 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0817 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0819 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0821 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0823 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0825 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0825 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0827 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0827 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0829 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0831 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0833 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0835 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0837 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0837 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0839 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0839 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0841 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0841 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0843 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0843 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0847 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0847 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0849 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0849 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2021 - 0851 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2021 - 0851 UTC
legend for color-enhanced infrared 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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