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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 18°N - 66°W - Puerto Rico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2243 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2243 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2244 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2247 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2248 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2248 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2249 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2251 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2252 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2253 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2253 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2254 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2255 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2255 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2256 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2257 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2258 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2259 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2302 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2305 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2307 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2309 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2309 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2310 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2312 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2314 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2315 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2319 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2320 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2321 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2322 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2323 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2325 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2326 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 2328 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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