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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 28°N - 55°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1031 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1032 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1033 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1034 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1035 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1036 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1037 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1038 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1039 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1040 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1041 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1042 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1043 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1045 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1046 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1047 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1048 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1049 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1050 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1051 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1052 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1053 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1054 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1055 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1056 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1057 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1058 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1059 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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