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GOES-East - Sector view: Northern Atlantic - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0430 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0430 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0440 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0440 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0500 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0500 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0510 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0520 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0540 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0540 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0600 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0610 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0610 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0620 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0620 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0630 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0710 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0720 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0720 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0730 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0740 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0800 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0810 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0810 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0820 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0830 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0900 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0910 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0920 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0930 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0940 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 0940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1000 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1010 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1020 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1030 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1040 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1040 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1100 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1120 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1120 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1140 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1200 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1200 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1210 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1210 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1220 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1220 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1230 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1230 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1240 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1300 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1300 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1310 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1310 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1400 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1400 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1410 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1410 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1420 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1420 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1430 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1430 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1440 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1440 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1500 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1500 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1510 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1520 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1530 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1540 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 19 Jul 2024 - 1540 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)