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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0610 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0610 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0620 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0620 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0630 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0640 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0640 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0650 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0650 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0700 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0710 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0720 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0720 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0730 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0740 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0750 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0750 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0800 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0810 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0810 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0820 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0830 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0840 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0850 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0850 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0900 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0910 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0920 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0930 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0940 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 0950 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 0950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 27 Jan 2023 - 1000 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 27 Jan 2023 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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)