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6 Dec 2022 - 09:56 EST
6 Dec 2022 - 14:56 UTC

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

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Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1256 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1331 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1336 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1341 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1346 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1351 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1356 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1401 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1406 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1411 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1416 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1421 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1426 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1431 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1436 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1441 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1446 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR - 06 Dec 2022 - 1451 UTC
Band 8 - 6.2 µm - Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 06 Dec 2022 - 1451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for color-enhanced infrared 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.