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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 - 12 Jun 2021 - 2315 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2315 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2316 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2317 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2318 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2319 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2320 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2321 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2322 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2323 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2325 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2326 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2328 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2329 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2330 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2331 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2332 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2333 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2338 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2339 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2340 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2341 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 12 Jun 2021 - 2344 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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