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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 - 23 Jun 2024 - 1826 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1831 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1836 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1841 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1846 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1851 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1856 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1901 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1906 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1911 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1916 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1921 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1926 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1926 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1931 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1931 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1936 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1936 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1941 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1946 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1951 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1956 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 1956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2001 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2006 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2011 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2016 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2021 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 23 Jun 2024 - 2021 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)