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21 Oct 2019 - 01:57 EDT
21 Oct 2019 - 05:57 UTC

GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Mississippi Valley - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0421 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0426 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0431 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0436 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0441 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0446 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0456 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0506 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0516 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0521 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0526 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2019 - 0531 UTC
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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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