NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
8 Aug 2022 - 03:37 EDT
8 Aug 2022 - 07:37 UTC

GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 42°N - 97°W - Cuming County, NE

30 frame animation displayed. This mesoscale location is no longer being actively produced.

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  

  
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2119 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2119 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2122 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2122 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 2129 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)