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

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Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1156 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1201 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1206 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1211 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1216 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1221 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1226 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1231 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1236 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1241 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1246 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1251 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1256 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1331 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1336 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1341 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1346 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1351 UTC
Air Mass - RGB based on data from IR & water vapor - 06 Dec 2022 - 1351 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)

*GOES-17 Infrared Image Quality

During post-launch testing of the GOES-17 ABI instrument, an issue with the instrument's cooling system was discovered. The loop heat pipe (LHP) subsystem, which transfers heat from the ABI electronics to the radiator, is not operating at its designed capacity. The consequence of this is that the ABI detectors cannot be maintained at their intended temperatures under certain orbital conditions. This is preventing adequate cooling for some of the infrared (IR) channels on the instrument during parts of the night, leading to partial loss of ABI imagery. Learn more.