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20 Jan 2019 - 22:15 EST
21 Jan 2019 - 03:15 UTC

GOES-East - Sector Views: Northeast - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Jan 2019 - 0212 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Jan 2019 - 0302 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Jan 2019 - 0307 UTC
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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 will be used for mid and upper-level tropospheric water vapor tracking, jet stream identification, hurricane track forecasting, mid-latitude storm forecasting, severe weather analysis, and mid-level moisture estimation (for legacy vertical moisture profiles).

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 is between ABI bands 8 and 9.

• For more details, see the ABI Bands Quick Information Guides, (PDF, 550 KB).

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