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GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Band 9

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Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1311 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1316 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1321 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1326 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1331 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1336 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1341 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1346 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1351 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1356 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1401 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR - 19 Jun 2024 - 1406 UTC
Band 9 - 6.9 µm - Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR  - 19 Jun 2024 - 1406 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)