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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 43°N - 102°W - Near Badlands, North Dakota

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0630 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0630 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0631 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0631 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0632 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0632 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0633 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0633 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0634 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0634 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0635 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0635 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0636 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0636 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0637 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0637 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0638 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0638 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0639 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0639 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0640 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0640 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0641 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0641 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0642 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0642 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0643 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0643 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0644 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0644 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0645 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0645 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0647 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0647 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0648 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0648 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0649 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0649 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0650 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0650 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0651 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0651 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0652 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0652 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0653 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0653 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0654 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0654 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0655 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0655 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0656 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0656 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0657 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0657 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0658 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0658 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0659 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 May 2020 - 0659 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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