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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2100 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2100 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2110 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2110 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2120 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2120 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2130 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2130 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2140 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2140 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2150 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2150 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2200 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2200 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2210 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2210 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2220 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2220 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2230 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2230 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2240 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2240 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2250 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Nov 2019 - 2250 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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