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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 used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2059 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2059 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 2115 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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