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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2141 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2141 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2146 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2146 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2151 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2151 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2156 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2156 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2201 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2201 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2206 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2206 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2211 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2211 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2216 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2216 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2221 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2221 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2226 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2226 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2231 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2231 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2236 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2236 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2241 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2241 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2246 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2246 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2251 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2251 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2256 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2256 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2301 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2301 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2306 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2306 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2311 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2311 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2316 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2316 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2321 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2321 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2326 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2326 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2331 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2331 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2336 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 18 Jan 2022 - 2336 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)