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GOES-West PACUS - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1736 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1736 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1741 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1741 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1746 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1746 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1751 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1751 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1756 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1756 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1801 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1801 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1806 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1806 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1811 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1811 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1816 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1816 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1821 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1821 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1826 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1826 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1831 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 29 Jan 2020 - 1831 UTC
 

About Air Mass

Air Mass RGB is used to diagnose the environment surrounding synoptic systems by enhancing temperature and moisture characteristics of airmasses. Cyclogenesis can be inferred by the identification of warm, dry, ozone-rich descending stratospheric air associated with jet streams and potential vorticity (PV) anomalies. The RGB can be used to validate the location of PV anomalies in model data. Additionally, this RGB can distinguish between polar and tropical airmasses, especially along upper-level frontal boundaries and identify high-, mid-, and low-level clouds.

• For more details, see the Air Mass RGB Guide, (PDF, 1.1 MB)

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