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26 May 2024 - 05:15 EDT
26 May 2024 - 09:15 UTC

GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 8 at 39°N - 119°W - Lyon County, NV

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0845 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0846 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0846 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0847 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0847 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0848 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0848 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0849 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0849 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0850 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0850 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0851 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0851 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0852 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0852 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0853 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0853 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0854 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0854 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0855 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0855 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0856 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0856 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0857 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0857 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0858 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0858 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0859 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0859 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0901 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0901 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0902 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0902 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0903 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0903 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0904 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0904 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0905 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0905 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0906 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0906 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0907 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0907 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0908 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0908 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0909 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0909 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0910 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0910 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0911 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0911 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0912 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0912 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0913 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0913 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 May 2024 - 0914 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 May 2024 - 0914 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)