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GOES-East - Sector view: Upper Mississippi Valley - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1636 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1641 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1646 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1646 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1651 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1651 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1656 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1656 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1701 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1706 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1711 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1716 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1721 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1726 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1731 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 27 Jan 2022 - 1731 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)