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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 24°N - 90°W - Gulf of Mexico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1630 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1630 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1631 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1632 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1633 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1634 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1635 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1636 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1637 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1638 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1639 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1640 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1641 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1642 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1643 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1644 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1645 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1646 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1647 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1648 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1649 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1650 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1651 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1652 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1653 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1654 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1655 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1656 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1657 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1658 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1659 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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