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TD Hanna - Nighttime Microphysics at 24.1°N - 102.9°W

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1630 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1630 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1640 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1650 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1700 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1710 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1720 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1730 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1730 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1740 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1740 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1750 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1750 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1800 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1810 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1820 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1820 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1830 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1840 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1840 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1900 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1900 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1910 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1910 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1920 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1930 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1930 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1940 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1940 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1950 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 1950 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 2010 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 2010 UTC
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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 2030 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 2040 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 2040 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 2050 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 27 Jul 2020 - 2050 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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