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

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1331 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1336 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1341 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1346 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1351 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1356 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1401 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1406 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1411 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1416 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1421 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1426 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 16 Jun 2019 - 1426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
 

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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