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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 0850 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 0850 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 0900 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 0900 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 0910 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 0910 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 0920 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 0920 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 0930 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 0930 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 0940 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 0940 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 0950 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 0950 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 1000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 1000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 1010 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 1010 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 1020 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 1020 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 1030 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 1030 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 23 May 2022 - 1040 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 23 May 2022 - 1040 UTC
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)