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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 37°N - 93°W - Christian County, MO

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1123 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1123 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1124 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1126 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1128 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1129 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1130 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1132 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1134 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1135 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1137 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1138 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1140 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1142 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1145 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1145 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1147 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1147 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1150 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1151 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1152 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1153 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1153 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1154 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1154 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1157 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1157 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1158 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1158 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1159 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2019 - 1159 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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