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1 Dec 2022 - 18:33 EST
1 Dec 2022 - 23:33 UTC

Potential Tropical Cyclone Four - Air Mass at 25.3°N - 97.9°W

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 21 Aug 2022 - 1030 UTC
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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)