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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1201 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1201 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1206 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1206 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1211 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1211 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1216 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1216 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1221 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1221 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1226 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1226 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1231 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1231 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1236 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1236 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1241 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 1241 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)