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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 16°N - 107°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1055 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1056 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1057 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1058 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1059 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1102 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1103 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1104 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1105 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1106 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1107 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1110 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1111 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1113 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1115 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1117 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1119 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1120 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1121 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1122 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1123 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1124 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1125 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2022 - 1129 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)