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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 35°N - 81°W - York County, SC

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2046 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2047 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2048 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2049 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2050 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2052 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2053 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2054 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2055 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2056 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2057 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2058 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2100 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2102 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2103 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2106 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2109 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2111 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2112 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2113 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2114 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Feb 2021 - 2117 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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