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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 75°W - Near Worcester County, MD

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1959 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1959 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2002 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2002 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2003 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2003 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2004 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2004 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2013 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2013 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2014 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2014 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2015 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2015 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2017 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2017 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2019 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2019 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2022 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2022 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2023 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2023 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2024 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2024 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2025 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2025 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2026 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2026 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2027 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2027 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)