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

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0531 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0536 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0541 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0546 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0551 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0556 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0601 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0606 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0611 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0616 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0621 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0626 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Sep 2022 - 0626 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)