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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 39°N - 119°W - Lyon County, NV

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0048 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0049 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0050 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0051 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0052 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0055 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0056 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0057 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0058 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0059 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0110 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Dec 2021 - 0114 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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