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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 36°N - 94°W - Washington County, AR

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0821 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0821 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0822 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0823 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0824 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0827 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0828 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0829 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0830 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0831 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0832 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0833 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0834 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0836 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0838 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0839 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0843 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0846 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0846 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0847 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0851 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0859 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0859 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0900 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0900 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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