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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 - 05 Apr 2020 - 0230 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0231 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0232 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0233 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0234 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0236 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0237 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0238 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0239 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0240 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0241 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0241 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0242 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0243 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0245 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0246 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0247 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0248 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0248 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0249 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0250 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0251 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0252 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0253 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0254 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0255 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0256 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0257 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0258 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Apr 2020 - 0259 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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