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GOES-East - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2106 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2111 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2116 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2121 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2126 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2131 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2136 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2141 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2146 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2151 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2156 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2201 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 26 Sep 2020 - 2201 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)

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