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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 34°N - 85°W - Polk County, GA

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1935 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1935 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1936 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1936 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1937 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1937 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1938 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1938 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1939 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1939 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1940 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1940 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1941 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1941 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1942 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1942 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1943 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1943 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1944 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1944 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1945 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1945 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1946 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1947 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1947 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1948 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1948 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1949 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1949 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1950 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1950 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1951 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1951 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1952 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1952 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1953 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1953 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1954 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1954 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1955 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1955 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1956 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1956 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1957 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1957 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1958 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 1958 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 1959 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 2000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 2000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 2001 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 2001 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 2002 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 2002 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 2003 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 2003 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Dec 2023 - 2004 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Dec 2023 - 2004 UTC
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)