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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 43°N - 87°W - Lake Michigan, Ozaukee County, MI

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0519 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0519 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0520 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0524 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0526 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0527 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0528 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0531 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0532 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0533 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0534 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0535 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0536 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0537 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0538 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0539 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0542 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0544 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0547 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0548 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0551 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0555 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Sep 2019 - 0559 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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