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14 Apr 2021 - 07:33 EDT
14 Apr 2021 - 11:33 UTC

GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 10 at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean*

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Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1033 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1033 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1035 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1035 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1037 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1037 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1039 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1039 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1041 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1041 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1043 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1043 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1045 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1045 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1047 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1047 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1049 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1049 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1051 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1051 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1053 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1053 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1055 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1055 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1057 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1057 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1059 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1059 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1101 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1101 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1103 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1103 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1105 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1105 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1107 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1107 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1109 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1109 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1111 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1111 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1113 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1113 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1115 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1115 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1117 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1117 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1119 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1119 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1121 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1121 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1123 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1123 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1125 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1125 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1127 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1127 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1129 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1129 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1131 UTC
Band 10 - 7.3 µm - Lower-level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1131 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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