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14 Jul 2024 - 19:08 EDT
14 Jul 2024 - 23:08 UTC

Post-tropical Cyclone Kyle - Air Mass at 40.0°N - 58.9°W

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1030 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1030 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1250 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1250 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1350 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1350 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1620 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1620 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1630 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1630 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1640 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1640 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1650 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1650 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1700 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1700 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1710 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1710 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1720 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1720 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1730 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1730 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1740 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1740 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1750 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1750 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1810 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1810 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1820 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1820 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1830 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1830 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1840 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1840 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1940 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1940 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1950 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 1950 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2000 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2000 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2010 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2010 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2020 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2020 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2040 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2040 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2050 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Aug 2020 - 2050 UTC
legend for AirMass RBG

Key for AirMass RGB:

1 - Jet stream / potential vorticity (PV) / deformation zones / dry upper level (dark red / orange)

2 - Cold air mass (dark blue/purple)

3 - Warm air mass (green)

4 - Warm air mass, less moisture (olive/dark orange)

5 - High thick cloud (white)

6 - Mid level cloud (tan/salmon)

7 - Low level cloud (green, dark blue)

8 - Limb effects (purple/blue)

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)