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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0756 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0756 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0801 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0801 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0806 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0806 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0811 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0811 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0816 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0816 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0821 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0821 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0826 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0826 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0831 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0831 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0836 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0836 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0841 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0841 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0846 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0846 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0851 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0851 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0856 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0856 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0901 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0901 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0906 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0906 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0911 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0911 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0916 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0916 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0921 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0921 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0926 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0926 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0931 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0931 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0936 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0936 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0941 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0941 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0946 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0946 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Apr 2024 - 0951 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Apr 2024 - 0951 UTC
legend for color-enhanced infrared channels 8-10

Band 9 key:

This band shows atmospheric temperatures in Celsius. Values in the red to yellow range represent a dry atmosphere. Values between yellow and white, including blue, represent a relatively moist atmosphere. Values colder than white, including green, represent clouds.


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)