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26 May 2022 - 10:01 EDT
26 May 2022 - 14:01 UTC

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

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1156 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1201 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1206 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1211 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1221 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1231 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1241 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1246 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1251 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1256 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1301 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1306 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1311 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1316 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1321 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1326 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1331 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1336 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1341 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1346 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2022 - 1351 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2022 - 1351 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.