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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0231 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0236 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0241 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0246 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0251 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0256 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0301 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0306 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0311 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0316 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0321 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 29 Jul 2021 - 0326 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 29 Jul 2021 - 0326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for GOES-East color-enhanced 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)

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