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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 12°N - 93°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1215 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1215 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1216 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1217 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1218 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1219 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1220 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1224 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1227 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1228 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1229 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1231 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1232 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1233 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1234 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1235 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1236 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1237 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1238 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1239 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1240 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1241 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1242 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1243 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Aug 2019 - 1244 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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