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21 Oct 2020 - 11:21 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 - 19 Oct 2020 - 1900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1901 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1901 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1902 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1902 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1903 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1904 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1906 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1906 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1907 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1908 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1909 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1909 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1910 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1911 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1912 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1912 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1913 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1913 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1914 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1916 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1917 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1917 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1918 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1918 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1919 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1919 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1920 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1920 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1921 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1921 UTC
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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1923 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1923 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1924 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1924 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1925 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1925 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1926 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1926 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1927 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1927 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1928 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1928 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Oct 2020 - 1929 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Oct 2020 - 1929 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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