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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 16°N - 79°W - Caribbean Sea

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0426 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0427 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0429 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0430 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0431 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0432 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0433 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0434 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0435 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0436 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0437 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0439 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0443 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0445 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0450 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0451 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0453 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0454 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0457 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0458 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 0458 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)