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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 78°W - Louisa County, VA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1216 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1216 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1217 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1218 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1219 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1229 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1232 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1233 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1237 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1238 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1240 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1241 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1242 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1243 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 May 2021 - 1245 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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