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GOES-East Full Disk - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0500 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0500 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0510 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0510 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0520 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0520 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0610 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0610 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0620 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Jul 2020 - 0620 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)

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