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GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2336 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2341 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2346 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2351 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2356 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 17 Aug 2019 - 2356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0001 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0006 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0011 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0016 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0021 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0026 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0031 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 18 Aug 2019 - 0031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
 

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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