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GOES-East - Sector view: Northern Atlantic - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0510 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0520 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0530 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0540 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0540 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0550 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0550 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0600 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0610 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0610 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0620 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0620 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0630 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0640 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0640 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0650 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0650 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0700 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0710 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0720 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0720 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0740 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0750 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0750 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0800 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0810 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0810 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0820 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0830 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0840 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0850 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0850 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0910 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Nov 2020 - 0920 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Nov 2020 - 0920 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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