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GOES-West - Sector view: Alaska - Band 8

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0510 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0520 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0530 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0540 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0540 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0550 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0550 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0600 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0620 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0620 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0630 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0640 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0640 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0650 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0650 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0710 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for color-enhanced infrared channels 8-10

Band 8 key:

This band shows atmospheric temperatures in Celsius. Values in the red to yellow range represent a dry atmosphere. Values between yellow and white, including blue, represent a relatively moist atmosphere. Values colder than white, including green, represent clouds.


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)