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GOES-18 - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0706 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0711 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0716 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0721 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0726 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0731 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0736 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0741 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0746 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0751 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0756 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0801 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 16 Aug 2022 - 0801 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)