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

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2111 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2116 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2121 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2126 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2131 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2136 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2141 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2146 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2151 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2156 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2201 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jun 2021 - 2206 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jun 2021 - 2206 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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