NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
3 Feb 2023 - 17:32 EST
3 Feb 2023 - 22:32 UTC

GOES-West CONUS - Nighttime Microphysics

1 hour loop - 12 images - 5 minute update

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  

  
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2131 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2131 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2136 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2136 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2141 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2141 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2146 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2146 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2151 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2151 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2156 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2156 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2201 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2201 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2206 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2206 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2211 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2211 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2216 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2216 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2221 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2221 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2226 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Feb 2023 - 2226 UTC

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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)