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GOES-East - Sector view: U.S. Atlantic Coast - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0326 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0331 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0336 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0341 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0346 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0351 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0356 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0401 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0406 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0411 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0416 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0421 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0426 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0431 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0436 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0441 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0446 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0451 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0456 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0501 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0506 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0511 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0516 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 Jan 2021 - 0521 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 Jan 2021 - 0521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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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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