NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
9 Jul 2020 - 07:30 EDT
9 Jul 2020 - 11:30 UTC

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

Half hour loop - 30 images - 1 minute update

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1059 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1059 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1100 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1100 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1101 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1101 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1102 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1102 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1103 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1103 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1104 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1104 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1105 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1105 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1106 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1106 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1107 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1107 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1108 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1108 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1109 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1109 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1110 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1110 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1111 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1111 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1112 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1112 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1113 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1113 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1114 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1114 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1115 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1115 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1116 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1116 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1117 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1117 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1118 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1118 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1119 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1119 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1120 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1120 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1121 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1121 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1122 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1122 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1123 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1123 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1124 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1124 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1125 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1125 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1126 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1126 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1127 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1127 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 09 Jul 2020 - 1128 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 09 Jul 2020 - 1128 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)

Wait for animated GIF to build; then download.