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22 Nov 2019 - 20:29 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Band 9 at 38°N - 75°W - Near Worcester County, MD

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 1958 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 1958 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 1959 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2000 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2001 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2002 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2002 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2003 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2008 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2009 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2009 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2010 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2010 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2011 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2011 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2012 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2012 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2013 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2013 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2014 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2014 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2015 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2015 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2016 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2016 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2017 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2017 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2018 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2018 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2019 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2019 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2020 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2020 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2021 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2021 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2022 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2023 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2024 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2025 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2026 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 22 Nov 2019 - 2027 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 22 Nov 2019 - 2027 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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