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PTC Boris - Air Mass at 12.1°N - 142.0°W

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1240 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1240 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1250 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1250 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1300 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1300 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1310 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1310 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1320 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1320 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1330 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1330 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1350 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1350 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1410 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1410 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1420 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1420 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1430 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1430 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1440 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1440 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1450 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 28 Jun 2020 - 1450 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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