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13 May 2021 - 06:24 EDT
13 May 2021 - 10:24 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: Northern Pacific - Band 8*

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 May 2021 - 2220 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 May 2021 - 2220 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 May 2021 - 2230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 May 2021 - 2230 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 May 2021 - 2240 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 May 2021 - 2240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 May 2021 - 2300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 May 2021 - 2300 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 May 2021 - 2310 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 May 2021 - 2310 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 May 2021 - 2320 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 May 2021 - 2320 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 May 2021 - 2330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 May 2021 - 2330 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 12 May 2021 - 2340 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 12 May 2021 - 2340 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0020 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0040 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0040 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0110 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0110 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0120 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0120 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0130 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0200 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0200 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0210 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0210 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0220 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0220 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0230 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0240 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0300 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0300 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0310 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0310 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0320 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0320 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0330 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0330 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0340 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0340 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0400 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0400 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0410 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0410 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0420 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0420 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0430 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0440 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0440 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0500 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0500 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0510 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0520 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0530 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0540 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0540 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0600 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0610 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0610 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0620 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0620 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0630 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0640 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0640 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0710 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0720 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0720 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0730 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0740 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0800 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0810 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0810 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0820 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0830 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0840 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0910 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0920 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0930 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 0940 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 0940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 1000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 13 May 2021 - 1010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 13 May 2021 - 1010 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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