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GOES Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor Image


Meteorologists use color enhanced imagery as an aid in satellite interpretation. The colors enable them to easily and quickly see features which are of special interest. Usually they look for high clouds or areas with a large amount of water vapor.
In a water vapor image, white areas indicate moisture and dark areas indicate little or no moisture, so the colors typically highlight areas with large amounts of moisture.

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current color enhanced goes east water vapor image
Eastern Conus Sector (Water Vapor Channel)

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