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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 90°W - Randolph County, IL

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0947 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0947 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0950 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0951 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0953 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0953 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0958 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0958 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0959 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 0959 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1000 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1001 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1002 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1003 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1004 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1005 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1006 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1007 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1008 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1013 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1013 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1014 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1014 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1015 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jun 2020 - 1015 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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