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27 Sep 2021 - 18:30 EDT
27 Sep 2021 - 22:30 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Band 8*

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2031 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2036 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2041 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2046 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2051 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2056 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2101 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2106 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2111 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2116 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2121 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2126 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2131 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2136 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2141 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2146 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2151 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2156 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2201 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2206 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2211 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2216 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2221 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Sep 2021 - 2226 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Sep 2021 - 2226 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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