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

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0706 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0711 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0716 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0721 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0726 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0731 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0736 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0741 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0746 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0751 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0756 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0801 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0806 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0811 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0816 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0821 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0826 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0831 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0836 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0841 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0846 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0851 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0856 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 02 Jul 2022 - 0901 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 02 Jul 2022 - 0901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for color-enhanced infrared 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.