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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 33°N - 114°W - Yuma County, AZ

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1830 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1831 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1837 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1838 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1840 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1841 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1842 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1843 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1845 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1846 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1847 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1848 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1849 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1850 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1851 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1852 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1853 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1854 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1855 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1856 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1857 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1858 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Sep 2021 - 1859 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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