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9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1616 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1616 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1621 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1621 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1626 UTC
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9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1631 UTC
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9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1636 UTC
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9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1641 UTC
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9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1646 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1646 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1651 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1651 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1656 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1656 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1701 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1701 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1706 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1706 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1711 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1711 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1716 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1716 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1721 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1721 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1726 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1726 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1731 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1731 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1736 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1736 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1741 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1741 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1746 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1746 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1751 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1751 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1756 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1756 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1801 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1801 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1806 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1806 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1811 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1811 UTC
legend for color-enhanced infrared channels 8-10
 

About 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)