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GOES-East Full Disk - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1250 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1250 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1310 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1310 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1320 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1320 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1330 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1330 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1340 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1340 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1400 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1400 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1420 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1420 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1450 UTC
 

About Day Cloud Phase

This RGB is used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops to monitor convective initiation, storm growth, and decay. It can also be used to identify snow on the ground. The Day Cloud Phase Distinction RGB takes advantage of cloud reflectance differences between the visible and near infrared channels and temperature variances between land and clouds in the infrared to provide increased contrast between background surfaces and phases of clouds (i.e., water vs. ice). Due to its reliance on visible bands 2 and 5, it is onlyusable during daylight hours. This RGB composite was developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) for Himawari-8. Interpretation is still under investigation.

• For more details, see the Day Cloud Phase Product Guide, (PDF, 757 KB)