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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 43°N - 93°W - Floyd County, IA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0915 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0915 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0916 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0917 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0918 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0919 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0920 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0928 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0929 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0930 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0932 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0933 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0934 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0935 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0937 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0938 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0939 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0940 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0941 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0942 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0943 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Jul 2020 - 0944 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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