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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 - 24 May 2022 - 1532 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1532 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1533 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1533 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1534 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1535 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1536 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1536 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1537 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1538 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1539 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1539 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1541 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1541 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1543 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1543 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1557 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1558 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1601 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2022 - 1601 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)