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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 98°W - Reno County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2331 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2331 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2332 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2332 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2333 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2339 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2340 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2341 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2351 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2352 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2353 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2354 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2355 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2356 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2357 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2358 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Nov 2019 - 2359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Nov 2019 - 0000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Nov 2019 - 0000 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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