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GOES-West - Sector view: Hawaii - Air Mass*

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0151 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0156 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0201 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0206 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0211 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0216 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0221 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0226 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0231 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0236 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0241 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0246 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0251 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0256 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0301 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0306 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0311 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0316 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0321 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0326 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0331 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0336 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0341 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0346 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Jan 2021 - 0346 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)

*GOES-17 Infrared Image Quality

During post-launch testing of the GOES-17 ABI instrument, an issue with the instrument's cooling system was discovered. The loop heat pipe (LHP) subsystem, which transfers heat from the ABI electronics to the radiator, is not operating at its designed capacity. The consequence of this is that the ABI detectors cannot be maintained at their intended temperatures under certain orbital conditions. This is preventing adequate cooling for some of the infrared (IR) channels on the instrument during parts of the night, leading to partial loss of ABI imagery. Learn more.

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