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16 Apr 2021 - 07:31 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Band 9 at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0700 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0700 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0701 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0701 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0702 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0702 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0703 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0703 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0704 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0704 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0705 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0705 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0706 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0706 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0707 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0707 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0708 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0708 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0709 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0710 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0710 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0711 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0711 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0712 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0713 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0714 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0715 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0716 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0716 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0717 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0717 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0718 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0718 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0719 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0719 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0720 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0720 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0721 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0721 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0722 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0722 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0723 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0723 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0724 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0724 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0725 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0725 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0726 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0726 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0727 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0727 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0728 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0728 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 16 Apr 2021 - 0729 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 16 Apr 2021 - 0729 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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