NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
18 Oct 2021 - 16:58 EDT
18 Oct 2021 - 20:58 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Band 9 at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

Half hour loop - 30 images - 1 minute update

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  

  
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2026 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2026 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2027 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2027 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2028 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2028 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2029 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2029 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2030 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2030 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2031 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2031 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2032 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2032 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2033 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2033 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2034 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2034 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2035 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2035 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2036 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2036 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2037 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2037 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2038 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2038 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2039 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2039 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2040 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2040 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2041 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2041 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2042 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2042 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2043 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2043 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2044 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2044 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2045 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2045 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2046 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2046 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2047 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2047 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2048 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2048 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2049 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2049 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2050 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2050 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2051 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2051 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2052 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2052 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2053 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2053 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2054 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2054 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 18 Oct 2021 - 2055 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 18 Oct 2021 - 2055 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)

Wait for animated GIF to build; then download.