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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 12°N - 72°W - Colombia

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1748 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1748 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1750 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1750 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1752 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1752 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1753 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1753 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1754 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1754 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1755 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1755 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1756 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1756 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1757 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1757 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1758 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1758 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1759 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1759 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1800 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1800 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1801 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1801 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1802 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1802 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1803 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1803 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1804 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1804 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1805 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1805 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1806 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1806 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1807 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1807 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1808 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1808 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1809 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1809 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1810 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1810 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1811 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1811 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1812 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1812 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1813 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1813 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1814 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Oct 2022 - 1814 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)