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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 - 14 Aug 2020 - 0705 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0705 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0707 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0707 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0709 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0709 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0711 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0711 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0713 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0713 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0715 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0715 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0717 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0717 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0719 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0719 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0723 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0723 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0725 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0725 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0727 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0727 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0729 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0729 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0733 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0733 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0735 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0735 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0737 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0739 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0739 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0753 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0753 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0755 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0755 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0757 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0757 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0759 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0759 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0801 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0801 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0803 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 0803 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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