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NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
3 Mar 2024 - 07:49 EST
3 Mar 2024 - 12:49 UTC

GOES-East - Sector view: Northern Rockies - Band 8

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1046 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1051 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1056 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1101 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1106 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1111 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1116 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1126 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1136 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1151 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1156 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1201 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1206 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1211 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1221 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1231 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1236 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 03 Mar 2024 - 1241 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 03 Mar 2024 - 1241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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)