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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1438 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1438 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1439 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1439 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1452 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1452 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1453 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1453 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1454 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1454 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1455 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1455 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1457 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1457 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1458 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1458 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1459 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1459 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1500 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1500 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1501 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1501 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1502 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1502 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1503 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1504 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1505 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1506 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1506 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1507 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2022 - 1507 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)