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7 Dec 2023 - 11:25 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 - 07 Dec 2023 - 1054 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1054 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1055 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1055 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1056 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1056 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1057 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1057 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1058 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1058 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1059 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1059 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1101 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1101 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1102 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1102 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1103 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1103 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1104 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1104 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1105 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1105 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1106 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1106 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1107 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1107 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1108 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1108 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1109 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1109 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1110 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1110 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1111 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1111 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1112 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1112 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1113 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1113 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1114 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1114 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1115 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1115 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1116 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1116 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1117 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1117 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1118 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1118 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1119 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1119 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1120 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1120 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1122 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1122 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Dec 2023 - 1123 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Dec 2023 - 1123 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)