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4 Apr 2020 - 18:56 EDT
4 Apr 2020 - 22:56 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 38°N - 75°W - Near Worcester County, MD

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2227 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2227 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2228 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2228 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2229 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2229 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2230 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2231 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2231 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2232 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2232 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2233 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2233 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2234 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2234 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2235 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2235 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2237 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2237 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2238 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2238 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2239 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2239 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2240 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2240 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2241 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2241 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2242 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2242 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2243 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2243 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2244 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2244 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2245 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2245 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2246 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2246 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2247 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2247 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2248 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2248 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2249 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2249 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2250 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2250 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2251 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2251 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2252 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2252 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2253 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2253 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2254 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2254 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 04 Apr 2020 - 2255 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 04 Apr 2020 - 2255 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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