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GOES-East CONUS - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1021 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1021 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1026 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1026 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1031 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1031 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1036 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1036 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1041 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1041 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1046 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1046 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1051 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1051 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1056 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1056 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1101 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1101 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1106 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1106 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1111 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1111 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1116 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 10 Aug 2020 - 1116 UTC
 

About Nighttime Microphysics

Nighttime Microphysics RGB The distinction between low clouds and fog in satellite imagery is challenging. While the difference between the 10.4 and 3.9 μm channels has been a regularly applied product to meet aviation forecast needs, the Nighttime Microphysics (NtMicro) RGB adds another channel difference (12.4- 10.4 μm) as a proxy to cloud thickness and repeats the use of the 10.4 μm thermal channel to enhance areas of warm (i.e. low) clouds where fog is more likely. The NtMicro RGB is also an efficient tool to quickly identify other cloud types in the mid and upper atmosphere.

• For more details, see the Nighttime Microphysics RGB Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.41 MB)

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