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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 101°W - Finney County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0130 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0130 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0132 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0133 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0133 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0134 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0134 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0135 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0135 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0145 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0145 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0147 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0147 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0148 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0148 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0149 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0149 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0152 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0152 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0153 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0153 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0154 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0154 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0155 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0155 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0158 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 0158 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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