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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0236 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0241 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0246 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0251 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0256 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0301 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0306 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0311 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0316 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0321 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0326 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0331 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0336 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0341 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0346 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0351 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0356 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0401 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0406 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0411 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0416 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0421 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0426 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 15 Jul 2024 - 0431 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 15 Jul 2024 - 0431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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)