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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 used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1059 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1059 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1100 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Jul 2020 - 1117 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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