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17 Jan 2021 - 08:04 EST
17 Jan 2021 - 13:04 UTC

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

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1101 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1106 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1111 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1116 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1126 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1136 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1151 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1156 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1201 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1206 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1211 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1221 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1231 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1241 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1246 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1251 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 17 Jan 2021 - 1256 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 17 Jan 2021 - 1256 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.

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