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14 Apr 2021 - 07:44 EDT
14 Apr 2021 - 11:44 UTC

GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean*

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1045 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1045 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1047 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1047 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1049 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1049 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1051 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1051 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1053 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1053 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1055 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1055 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1057 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1057 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1059 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1059 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1101 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1101 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1103 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1103 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1105 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1105 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1107 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1107 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1109 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1109 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1111 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1111 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1113 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1113 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1115 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1115 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1117 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1117 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1119 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1119 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1123 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1123 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1125 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1125 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1127 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1127 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1129 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1129 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1133 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1133 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1135 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1135 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1137 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1137 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1139 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1139 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 14 Apr 2021 - 1143 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 14 Apr 2021 - 1143 UTC
legend for GOES-West 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)

*GOES-17 Infrared Image Quality

During post-launch testing of the GOES-17 ABI instrument, an issue with the instrument's cooling system was discovered. The loop heat pipe (LHP) subsystem, which transfers heat from the ABI electronics to the radiator, is not operating at its designed capacity. The consequence of this is that the ABI detectors cannot be maintained at their intended temperatures under certain orbital conditions. This is preventing adequate cooling for some of the infrared (IR) channels on the instrument during parts of the night, leading to partial loss of ABI imagery. Learn more.

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