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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1800 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1800 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1801 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1802 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1803 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1804 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1805 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1806 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1807 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1808 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1809 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1810 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1810 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1811 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1812 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1813 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1814 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1815 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1816 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1817 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1818 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1819 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1820 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1821 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1822 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1823 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1824 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1825 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1826 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1827 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1828 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 1829 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)