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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 9 at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0137 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0137 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0138 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0138 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0139 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0139 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0140 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0140 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0141 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0141 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0142 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0142 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0143 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0143 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0144 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0144 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0147 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0147 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0148 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0148 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0151 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0158 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0158 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0159 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0159 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0200 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0200 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0201 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0201 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0202 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0202 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0204 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0205 UTC
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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Apr 2024 - 0206 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Apr 2024 - 0206 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)