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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 32°N - 93°W - Natchitoches Parish, LA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0831 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0831 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0832 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0833 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0833 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0834 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0834 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0835 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0835 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0836 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0836 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0837 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0838 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0840 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0841 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0846 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0846 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0847 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0847 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0848 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0848 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0849 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0849 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0850 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0850 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0851 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0851 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0852 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0852 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0859 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0859 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)