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GOES-East CONUS - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2211 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2211 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2216 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2216 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2221 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2221 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2231 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2231 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2236 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2236 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2241 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2241 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2251 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2251 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2256 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2256 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2301 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2301 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2306 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2306 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2311 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2311 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2316 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2316 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 is the mid-level water vapor band. It is used for tracking middle-tropospheric winds, identifying jet streams, forecasting hurricane track and mid-latitude storm motion, monitoring severe weather potential, estimating mid-level moisture (for legacy vertical moisture profiles)and identifying regions where turbulence might exist. Surface features are usually not apparent in this band. Brightness Temperatures show cooling because of absorption of energy at 6.9 µm by water vapor.

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 falls between ABI bands 8 and 9.

• For more details, see the Band 9 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 550 KB)

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