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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Band 9 at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1947 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1947 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1948 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1948 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1949 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1949 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1950 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1950 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1951 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1951 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1952 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1952 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1953 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1953 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1954 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1954 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1955 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1955 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1956 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1956 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1957 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1957 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1958 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1958 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1959 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1959 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2001 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2001 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2002 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2002 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2003 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2003 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2004 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2004 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2005 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2005 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2006 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2006 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2007 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2007 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2008 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2008 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2009 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2009 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2010 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2010 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2011 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2011 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2012 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2012 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2013 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2013 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2014 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2014 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2015 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2015 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 2016 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 2016 UTC
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)