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GOES-West - Sector view: U.S. Pacific Coast - Air Mass*

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Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0600 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0615 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0615 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0630 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0645 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0645 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0700 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0715 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0715 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0730 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0745 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0745 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0800 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0815 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0815 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0830 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0845 UTC
Air Mass - RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV - 14 Aug 2020 - 0845 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)

*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.

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