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GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Air Mass*

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0421 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0426 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0431 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0436 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0446 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0501 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0511 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0516 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0521 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0526 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0531 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0536 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0541 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0546 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0551 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0556 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0601 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0606 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0611 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0616 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 28 Nov 2021 - 0616 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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