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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 43°N - 95°W - Clay County, IA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0930 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0938 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0945 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0946 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0947 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0948 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0949 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0950 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0951 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0953 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0953 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0954 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0957 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2021 - 0959 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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