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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2326 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2326 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2331 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2331 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2336 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2021 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0001 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0016 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0026 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0026 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0031 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0031 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0036 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0036 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0041 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0041 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0106 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0111 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2021 - 0121 UTC
 

About Day Cloud Phase

This RGB is used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops to monitor convective initiation, storm growth, and decay. It can also be used to identify snow on the ground. The Day Cloud Phase Distinction RGB takes advantage of cloud reflectance differences between the visible and near infrared channels and temperature variances between land and clouds in the infrared to provide increased contrast between background surfaces and phases of clouds (i.e., water vs. ice). Due to its reliance on visible bands 2 and 5, it is onlyusable during daylight hours. This RGB composite was developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) for Himawari-8. Interpretation is still under investigation.

• For more details, see the Day Cloud Phase Product Guide, (PDF, 757 KB)

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