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1 Dec 2022 - 18:34 EST
1 Dec 2022 - 23:34 UTC

Post-tropical Cyclone Jimena - Band 9 at 17.9°N - 140.8°W

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0520 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0520 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0530 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0540 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0540 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0550 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0550 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0600 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0600 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0615 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0615 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0630 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0645 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0645 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0700 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0715 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0730 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0730 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0745 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0745 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0800 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0800 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0815 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0815 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0830 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0830 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0845 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0845 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0900 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0900 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0915 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0915 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0930 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0930 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 0945 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 0945 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 1000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 1000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 1015 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 1015 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 1030 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 1030 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2021 - 1045 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2021 - 1045 UTC
legend for color-enhanced infrared 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)