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20 Oct 2020 - 07:49 EDT
20 Oct 2020 - 11:49 UTC

GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Plains - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1046 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1051 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1056 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1101 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1106 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1111 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1116 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1121 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1126 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1131 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1136 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Oct 2020 - 1141 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Oct 2020 - 1141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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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