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21 Aug 2019 - 01:35 EDT
21 Aug 2019 - 05:35 UTC

GOES-West PACUS - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0431 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0431 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0436 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0436 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0441 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0441 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0446 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0446 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0451 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0451 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0456 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0456 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0501 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0501 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0506 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0506 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0511 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0511 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0516 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0516 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0521 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0521 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0526 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 21 Aug 2019 - 0526 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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