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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 36°N - 112°W - Coconino County, AZ

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1325 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1326 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1327 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1329 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1331 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1334 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1337 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1339 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1340 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1341 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1349 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1351 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1352 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Sep 2022 - 1358 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)