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22 Apr 2024 - 07:25 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 - 22 Apr 2024 - 0654 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0654 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0655 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0655 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0656 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0656 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0657 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0657 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0658 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0658 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0659 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0659 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0700 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0701 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0701 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0702 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0702 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0703 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0703 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0704 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0704 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0705 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0705 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0706 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0706 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0707 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0707 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0708 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0708 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0709 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0709 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0710 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0710 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0711 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0711 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0712 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0712 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0713 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0713 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0714 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0714 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0715 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0715 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0716 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0716 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0717 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0717 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0718 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0718 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0719 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0719 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0720 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0720 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0721 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0721 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0722 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0722 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Apr 2024 - 0723 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Apr 2024 - 0723 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)