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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1811 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1816 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1821 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1826 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1831 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1836 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1841 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1846 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1851 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1856 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1901 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1906 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1911 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1916 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1921 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1926 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1926 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1931 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1931 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1936 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1936 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1941 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1946 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1951 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 1956 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 1956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 2001 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 2001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 30 May 2024 - 2006 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 30 May 2024 - 2006 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)