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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 11°N - 77°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0619 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0619 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0620 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0621 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0624 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0625 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0627 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0628 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0629 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0630 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0631 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0632 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0633 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0634 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0635 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0636 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0639 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0640 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0641 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0644 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0645 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0647 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0647 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0649 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0650 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0653 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0654 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0655 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0655 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0656 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0656 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0657 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0657 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0658 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0658 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)