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22 Feb 2018 - 12:27 UTC

GOES-East - Sector Views: Gulf of Mexico - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1012 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1017 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1022 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1027 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1032 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1037 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1042 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1047 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1052 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1102 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1107 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1112 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1117 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1122 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1127 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1132 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1137 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1142 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1147 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1152 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1202 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1207 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1212 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Feb 2018 - 1217 UTC
legend for GOES-East color-enhanced channels 8-10
 

About Band 9

6.9 µm - "Mid-level Water Vapor" Band - 2 km resolution - Band 9 will be used for mid and upper-level tropospheric water vapor tracking, jet stream identification, hurricane track forecasting, mid-latitude storm forecasting, severe weather analysis, and mid-level moisture estimation (for legacy vertical moisture profiles).

The imager on GOES-16 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 is between ABI bands 8 and 9.

• For more details, see the ABI Bands Quick Information Guides, (PDF, 550 KB).

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