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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 12°N - 56°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0620 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0620 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0621 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0621 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0622 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0622 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0623 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0623 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0624 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0624 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0625 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0625 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0626 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0626 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0627 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0627 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0628 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0628 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0629 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0629 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0630 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0630 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0631 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0631 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0632 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0632 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0633 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0633 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0634 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0634 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0635 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0635 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0636 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0636 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0637 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0637 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0638 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0638 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0639 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0639 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0640 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0640 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0641 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0641 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0642 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0642 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0643 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0643 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0644 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0644 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0645 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0645 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0647 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0647 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0648 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0648 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0649 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jan 2020 - 0649 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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