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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 14°N - 120°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0330 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0330 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0331 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0331 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0332 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0333 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0339 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0340 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Aug 2021 - 0359 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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