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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 37°N - 102°W - Morton County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1246 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1246 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1247 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1248 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1249 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1250 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1251 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1252 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1253 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1254 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1255 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1257 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1258 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1259 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1300 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1301 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1302 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1303 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1304 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1305 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1306 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1307 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1308 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1308 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1309 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1309 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1310 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1310 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1311 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1312 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1313 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Mar 2020 - 1314 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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