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19 Oct 2020 - 20:33 EDT
20 Oct 2020 - 00:33 UTC

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

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2231 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2241 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2246 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2251 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2256 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2301 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2306 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2311 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2316 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2321 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2326 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2331 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2336 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2341 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2346 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2351 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 2356 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 2356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0001 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0006 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0011 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0016 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0021 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 0026 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 0026 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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