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24 Aug 2019 - 07:43 EDT
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GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Air Mass

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1041 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1046 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1051 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1056 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1101 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1106 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1111 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1116 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1121 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1126 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1131 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1136 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 24 Aug 2019 - 1136 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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