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5 Dec 2020 - 21:55 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2117 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2117 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2118 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2118 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2119 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2119 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2120 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2120 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2122 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2122 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2123 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2123 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2124 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2124 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2125 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2125 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2126 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2126 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2127 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2127 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2129 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2129 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2132 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2132 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2133 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2133 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2134 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2134 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2137 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2137 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2139 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2139 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2140 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2143 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2143 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2144 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2144 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2145 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2147 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2147 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2148 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2148 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2149 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2149 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2150 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2150 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2151 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2151 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)

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