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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 - 05 Dec 2020 - 2106 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2111 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2116 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2121 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2126 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2131 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2136 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2141 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2146 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2151 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2206 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2211 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2216 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2221 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2231 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2236 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2241 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2251 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2256 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2301 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2306 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2311 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2321 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 05 Dec 2020 - 2326 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 05 Dec 2020 - 2326 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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