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GOES-East - Sector Views: Northeast - Band 8

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Nov 2018 - 2342 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Nov 2018 - 2352 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Nov 2018 - 2357 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Nov 2018 - 0002 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Nov 2018 - 0007 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Nov 2018 - 0012 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Nov 2018 - 0017 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Nov 2018 - 0022 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Nov 2018 - 0027 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Nov 2018 - 0032 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Nov 2018 - 0037 UTC
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legend for GOES-East 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 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 ABI Bands Quick Information Guides, (PDF, 672 KB).

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