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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 - 06 Jul 2022 - 0928 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0928 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0929 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0929 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0931 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0931 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0934 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0934 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0935 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0935 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0937 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0937 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0938 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0938 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0939 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0939 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0940 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0940 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0942 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0942 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 0957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1002 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1002 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1008 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1008 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Jul 2022 - 1012 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)