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19 Sep 2020 - 05:27 UTC

GOES-East CONUS - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0426 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0426 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0431 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0431 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0436 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0436 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0441 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0441 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0446 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0446 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0451 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0451 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0456 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0456 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0501 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0501 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0506 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0506 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0511 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0511 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0516 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0516 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Sep 2020 - 0521 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Sep 2020 - 0521 UTC
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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