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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 41°N - 119°W - Near Humboldt County, NV

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1815 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1815 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1816 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1817 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1818 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1819 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1820 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1825 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1829 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1830 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1831 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1832 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1834 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1835 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1836 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1837 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1838 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1839 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1840 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1841 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1842 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1843 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Sep 2021 - 1844 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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