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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 - 28 Nov 2020 - 1321 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1321 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1322 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1322 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1323 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1324 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1325 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1325 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1326 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1326 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1327 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1327 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1329 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1329 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1330 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1330 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1331 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1334 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1335 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1335 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1337 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1338 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1340 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1340 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1341 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1341 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1342 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1342 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1343 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1343 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1344 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1344 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1345 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1345 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1346 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1346 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1347 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1347 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1348 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1348 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1349 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1350 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1350 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1354 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1354 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1355 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1355 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1358 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1358 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1359 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1359 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 28 Nov 2020 - 1400 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 28 Nov 2020 - 1400 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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