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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0711 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0716 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0721 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0726 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0731 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0736 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0741 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0746 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0751 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0756 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0801 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0806 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0811 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0816 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0821 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0826 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0831 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0836 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0841 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0846 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0851 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0856 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0901 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0906 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0911 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0916 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0921 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0926 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0926 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0931 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0931 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0936 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0936 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0941 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0946 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0951 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0956 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 0956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1001 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1006 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1011 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1016 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1021 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1026 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1031 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1036 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1041 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1046 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1051 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1056 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1101 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1106 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1111 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1116 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1121 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1126 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1131 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1136 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1141 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1146 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1151 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1201 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1206 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1211 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 18 Jul 2024 - 1211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for AirMass RBG

Key for AirMass RGB:

1 - Jet stream / potential vorticity (PV) / deformation zones / dry upper level (dark red / orange)

2 - Cold air mass (dark blue/purple)

3 - Warm air mass (green)

4 - Warm air mass, less moisture (olive/dark orange)

5 - High thick cloud (white)

6 - Mid level cloud (tan/salmon)

7 - Low level cloud (green, dark blue)

8 - Limb effects (purple/blue)

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)