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GOES-East - Sector view: Gulf of Mexico - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1756 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1801 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1806 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1811 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1816 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1821 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1826 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1831 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1836 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1841 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1846 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1851 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 05 Oct 2022 - 1851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

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)