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

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0650 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0650 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0710 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0720 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0720 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0740 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0750 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0750 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0810 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0810 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0820 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0840 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0850 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0850 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0900 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0910 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0920 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0930 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0940 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 0950 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 0950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1010 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 1010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1020 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 1020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 21 Oct 2020 - 1040 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 21 Oct 2020 - 1040 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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