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7 Feb 2023 - 10:06 EST
7 Feb 2023 - 15:06 UTC

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

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1306 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1311 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1316 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1321 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1326 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1331 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1336 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1341 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1346 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1351 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1356 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1401 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1406 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1411 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1416 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1421 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1426 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1431 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1436 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1441 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1446 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1451 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1456 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Feb 2023 - 1501 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Feb 2023 - 1501 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)