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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2021 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2026 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2031 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2036 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2041 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2046 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2051 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2056 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2101 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2106 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2111 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2116 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2121 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2126 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2131 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2136 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2141 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2146 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2151 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2156 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2201 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2206 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2211 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 07 Aug 2022 - 2216 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 07 Aug 2022 - 2216 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)