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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 20°N - 82°W - Near Cayman Islands

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0400 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0400 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0401 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0402 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0403 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0403 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0404 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0404 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0405 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0405 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0406 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0406 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0407 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0407 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0409 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0410 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0411 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0412 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0413 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0414 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0415 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0416 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0417 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0418 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0419 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0420 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0421 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0422 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0423 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0424 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0425 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0425 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0426 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0427 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0428 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Oct 2020 - 0429 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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