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

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0841 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0846 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0851 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0856 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0901 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0906 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0911 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0916 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0921 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0926 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0926 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0931 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0931 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0936 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0936 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0941 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0946 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0951 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0956 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 0956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1001 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1006 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1011 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1016 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1021 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1026 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1031 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1036 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1041 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1046 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1051 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1056 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1101 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1106 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1111 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1116 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1121 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1126 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1131 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1136 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1141 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1146 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1151 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1156 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1201 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1206 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1211 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1216 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1221 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1226 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1231 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1236 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1241 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1246 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1251 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1256 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1331 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1336 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 03 Dec 2022 - 1336 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.