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GOES-18 Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 118°W - Esmeralda County, NV

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1528 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1528 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1529 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1529 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1531 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1531 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1532 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1532 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1533 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1533 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1534 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1534 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1535 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1535 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1536 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1536 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1537 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1537 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1538 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1538 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1539 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1539 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1541 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1541 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1543 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1543 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Sep 2022 - 1600 UTC

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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 only usable 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)