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GOES-West PACUS - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1536 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1536 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1541 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1541 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1546 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1546 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1551 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1551 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1556 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1556 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1601 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1601 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1606 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1606 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1611 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1611 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1616 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1616 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1621 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1621 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1626 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1626 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1631 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 06 Dec 2019 - 1631 UTC
 

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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