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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 33°N - 111°W - Pinal County, AZ

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0845 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0846 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0847 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0848 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0848 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0849 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0849 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0850 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0851 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0852 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0852 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0859 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0859 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0900 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0901 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0902 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0903 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0903 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0904 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0905 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0906 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0907 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0907 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0908 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0908 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0909 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0909 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0910 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0911 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0912 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0913 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Jun 2021 - 0914 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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