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GOES-East - Sector view: U.S. Atlantic Coast - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1726 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1731 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1736 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1741 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1746 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1751 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1756 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1801 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1806 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1811 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1816 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1821 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1826 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1831 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1836 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1841 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1846 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1851 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1856 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1901 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1906 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1911 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1916 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 31 Oct 2020 - 1921 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 31 Oct 2020 - 1921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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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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