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17 Jul 2019 - 08:24 EDT
17 Jul 2019 - 12:24 UTC

GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Mississippi Valley - Band 8

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1121 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1141 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1146 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1151 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1156 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1201 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1206 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1211 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jul 2019 - 1216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jul 2019 - 1216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
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 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)

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