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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 102°W - Hamilton County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1118 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1118 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1119 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1122 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1122 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1123 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1124 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1127 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1132 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1132 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1133 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1133 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1134 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1134 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1135 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1135 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1144 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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