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GOES-East CONUS - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1526 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1526 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1531 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1531 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1536 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1536 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1541 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1541 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1546 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1546 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1551 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1551 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1556 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1556 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1601 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1601 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1606 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1606 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1611 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1611 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1616 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1616 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1621 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1621 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1626 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1626 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1631 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1631 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1636 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1636 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1641 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1641 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1646 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1646 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1651 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1651 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1656 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1656 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1701 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1701 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1706 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1706 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1711 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1711 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1716 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1716 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 26 Jul 2021 - 1721 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 26 Jul 2021 - 1721 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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