NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
28 Jul 2021 - 00:37 EDT
28 Jul 2021 - 04:37 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: Hawaii - Band 8*

2 hour loop - 24 images - 5 minute update

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0241 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0246 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0251 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0256 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0301 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0306 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0311 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0316 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0321 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0326 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0331 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0336 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0341 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0346 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0351 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0356 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0401 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0406 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0411 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0416 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0421 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0426 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Jul 2021 - 0431 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Jul 2021 - 0431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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.

Wait for animated GIF to build; then download.