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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 33°N - 101°W - Kent County, TX

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1500 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1500 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1507 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1514 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1516 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1517 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1518 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1519 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1520 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1525 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1528 UTC
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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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