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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 18°N - 98°W - Mexico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2118 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2118 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2119 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2119 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2122 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2122 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2123 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2123 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2124 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2124 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2130 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2130 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2132 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2132 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2133 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2133 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2134 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2134 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2135 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2135 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2136 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Nov 2019 - 2144 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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