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19 Sep 2021 - 07:46 EDT
19 Sep 2021 - 11:46 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: Central Alaska - Band 8*

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0740 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0750 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0750 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0800 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0810 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0810 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0820 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0830 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0840 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0850 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0850 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0900 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0910 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0920 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0930 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0940 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 0950 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 0950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1000 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1010 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1020 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1030 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1040 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1040 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1050 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1050 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1100 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1110 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1110 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1120 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1120 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2021 - 1130 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2021 - 1130 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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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