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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 32°N - 82°W - Tattnall County, GA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2300 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2300 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2307 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2308 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2309 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2313 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2314 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2315 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2316 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2317 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2318 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2319 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2320 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2321 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2328 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2021 - 2329 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)