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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 22°N - 93°W - Gulf of Mexico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1730 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1731 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1732 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1733 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1734 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1735 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1736 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1737 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1738 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1739 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1740 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1741 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1742 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1745 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1746 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1747 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1748 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1749 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1750 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1751 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1752 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1753 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1754 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1754 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1755 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1756 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1757 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1758 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jun 2021 - 1759 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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