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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 14°N - 70°W - Caribbean Sea

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0257 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0257 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0258 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0259 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0302 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0303 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0303 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0304 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0305 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0306 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0307 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0308 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0309 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0309 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0311 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0312 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0314 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0315 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0316 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0317 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0319 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0320 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0321 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0325 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0326 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0327 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2022 - 0329 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)