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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1718 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1718 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1719 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1719 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1720 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1720 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1721 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1722 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1723 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1724 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1725 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1726 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1727 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1728 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1729 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1731 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1732 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1733 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1734 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1735 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1736 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1737 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1738 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1738 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1739 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1739 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1740 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1742 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1742 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 1747 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)