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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1451 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1456 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1501 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1506 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1511 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1516 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1521 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1526 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1531 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1536 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1541 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 25 May 2022 - 1546 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 25 May 2022 - 1546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for color-enhanced infrared channels 8-10
 

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)