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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 48°N - 60°W - Cabot Strait, Canada

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0228 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0228 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0229 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0231 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0232 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0233 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0234 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0235 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0236 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0237 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0238 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0239 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0240 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0241 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0241 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0242 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0242 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0243 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0243 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0246 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0246 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0247 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0247 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0248 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0248 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0249 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0249 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0250 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0251 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0251 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0252 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0252 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0253 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0253 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0254 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0254 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0255 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0255 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0256 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0256 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0257 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2022 - 0257 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)