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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 used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Oct 2020 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Oct 2020 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Oct 2020 - 2357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Oct 2020 - 2357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Oct 2020 - 2358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Oct 2020 - 2358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Oct 2020 - 2359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 19 Oct 2020 - 2359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0000 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0001 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0002 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0003 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0004 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0005 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0006 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0008 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0008 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0009 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0013 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0013 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0014 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0015 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0017 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0017 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0018 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0018 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0019 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0019 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0022 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0022 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0023 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0023 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0024 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0024 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0025 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Oct 2020 - 0025 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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