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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 9°N - 54°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1418 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1418 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1419 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1424 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1425 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1426 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1427 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1428 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1431 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1434 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1435 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1436 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1437 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1438 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1439 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1440 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1441 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1445 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1447 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1449 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1451 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1452 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1454 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1455 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1456 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1457 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2019 - 1459 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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