NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
21 Oct 2019 - 01:05 EDT
21 Oct 2019 - 05:05 UTC

GOES-East CONUS - Band 8

GOES-East CONUS - Band 8 images are temporarily not updating. We are working to restore image production as quickly as possible. For now, you may refer to the other GOES imagery sites listed on our resources page. Thank you for your patience.

12 frame animation displayed.

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0201 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0201 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0206 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0206 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0211 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0211 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0231 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0231 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0246 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0246 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0251 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0251 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0256 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0256 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0301 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0301 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0311 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2019 - 0311 UTC
legend for GOES-East 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)

Wait for animated GIF to build; then download.