24 Mar 2018 - 08:31 UTC
GOES-East - Sector Views: Southern Mississippi Valley - Band 9
2 hour loop - 24 images - 5 minute update
To enlarge image, pause animation & click images; hover over popups to zoom; use slider to navigate.
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).