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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 55°N - 138°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0701 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0701 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0701 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0701 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0702 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0703 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0703 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0704 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0705 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0706 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0707 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0709 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0711 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0711 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0711 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0712 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0713 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0714 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0715 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0716 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0717 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0718 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0719 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0721 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0724 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0725 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0726 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0727 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0728 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2019 - 0729 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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