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GOES-East CONUS - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0446 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0446 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0451 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0451 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0456 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0456 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0501 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0501 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0506 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0506 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0511 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0511 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0516 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0516 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0521 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0521 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0526 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0526 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0531 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0531 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0536 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0536 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0541 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 15 Jun 2021 - 0541 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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