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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 37°N - 96°W - Chautauqua County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2027 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2037 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2038 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2039 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2041 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2042 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2043 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2044 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2045 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2046 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2047 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2048 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2049 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2050 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2052 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2053 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2054 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2056 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2057 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2058 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Apr 2021 - 2059 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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