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9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1526 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1526 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1531 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1531 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1536 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1536 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1541 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1541 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1546 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1546 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1551 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1551 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1556 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1556 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1601 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1601 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1606 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1606 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1611 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1611 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1616 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1616 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 20 Jan 2022 - 1621 UTC
9 - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 20 Jan 2022 - 1621 UTC
legend for color-enhanced infrared channels 8-10
 

About 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)