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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 12°N - 22°W - Near Unidentified

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1600 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1601 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1602 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1603 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1604 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1605 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1606 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1607 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1609 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1609 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1610 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1610 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1611 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1611 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1612 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1613 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1614 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1615 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1616 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1617 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1617 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1619 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1619 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1620 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1620 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1621 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1622 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1623 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1624 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1625 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1626 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1627 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1629 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1629 UTC

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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 only usable 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)