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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 37°N - 119°W - Fresno County, CA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0558 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0558 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0558 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0558 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Oct 2019 - 0559 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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