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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 33°N - 110°W - Graham County, AZ

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1400 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1400 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1401 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1402 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1403 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1404 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1405 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1406 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1407 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1409 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1410 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1411 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1412 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1413 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1414 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1415 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1416 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1417 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1418 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1419 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1420 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1421 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1424 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1425 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1426 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1427 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 1428 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Sep 2020 - 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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