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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 14°N - 50°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1151 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1152 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1153 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1154 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1155 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1156 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1157 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1158 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1200 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1202 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1203 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1204 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1205 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1206 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1207 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1209 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1209 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1210 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1211 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1213 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1214 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1216 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1217 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1219 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1220 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1221 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Sep 2019 - 1224 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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