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28 Jan 2023 - 12:38 EST
28 Jan 2023 - 17:38 UTC

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

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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1706 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1706 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1707 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1707 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1708 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1708 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1709 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1709 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1710 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1710 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1711 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1711 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1712 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1712 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1713 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1713 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1714 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1714 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1715 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1715 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1716 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1716 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1717 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1717 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1718 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1718 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1719 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1719 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1720 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1720 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1722 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1722 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1724 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1724 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1725 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1725 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1726 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1726 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1727 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1727 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1728 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1728 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1729 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1729 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1732 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1732 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1733 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1733 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1734 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1734 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1735 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1735 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1736 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2023 - 1736 UTC

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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 only usable 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)