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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 - 20 Jul 2024 - 0716 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0721 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0726 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0731 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0736 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0741 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0746 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0751 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0801 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0806 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0811 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0816 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0821 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0826 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0831 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0836 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0841 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0846 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0851 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0901 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0906 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0911 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0916 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0921 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 20 Jul 2024 - 0921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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)