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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 37°N - 97°W - Cowley County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0924 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0924 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0926 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0926 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0927 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0928 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0929 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0931 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0933 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0934 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0935 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0936 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0937 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0938 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0939 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0940 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0941 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0942 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0942 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0945 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0951 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0951 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0953 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0953 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0958 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0958 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0959 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Oct 2019 - 0959 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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