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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 35°N - 79°W - Cumberland County, NC

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0722 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0722 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0724 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0724 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0725 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0726 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0727 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0728 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0728 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0729 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0729 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0732 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0732 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0734 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0735 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0736 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0737 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0737 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0739 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0739 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0740 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0740 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0750 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0750 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0752 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0752 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0754 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0755 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0755 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0757 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2022 - 0757 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)