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15 May 2021 - 10:54 EDT
15 May 2021 - 14:54 UTC

GOES-East - Sector view: Upper Mississippi Valley - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1346 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1351 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1401 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1406 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1411 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1416 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1421 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1426 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1431 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1436 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1441 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1446 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 15 May 2021 - 1446 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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