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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 18°N - 104°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1400 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1400 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1401 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1402 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1403 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1404 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1405 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1406 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1407 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1409 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1410 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1411 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1412 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1413 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1414 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1415 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1416 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1417 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1418 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1419 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1420 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1421 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1424 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1425 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1426 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1427 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1428 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2019 - 1429 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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