NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
15 May 2021 - 13:29 EDT
15 May 2021 - 17:29 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 - 15 May 2021 - 1516 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1521 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1526 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1531 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1536 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1541 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1546 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1551 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1601 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1606 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1611 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1616 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1621 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1626 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1631 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1636 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1641 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1646 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1646 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1651 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1651 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1701 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1706 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1711 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1716 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 May 2021 - 1721 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 May 2021 - 1721 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.