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14 Apr 2021 - 07:46 EDT
14 Apr 2021 - 11:46 UTC

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

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0350 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0350 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0400 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0400 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0410 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0410 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0420 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0420 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0430 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0430 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0440 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0440 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0450 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0450 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0500 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0500 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0510 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0520 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0530 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0540 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0540 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0550 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0550 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0600 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0615 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0615 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0630 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0645 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0645 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0715 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0715 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0730 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0745 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0745 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0800 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0815 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0815 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0830 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0845 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0915 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0915 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0930 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 0945 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 0945 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1015 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1015 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1045 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1045 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1115 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1115 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1130 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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