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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 - 20 Jan 2022 - 0515 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0515 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0516 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0517 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0518 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0527 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0528 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0529 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0530 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0532 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0533 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0534 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0535 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0536 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0537 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0538 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0539 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0540 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0541 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0542 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Jan 2022 - 0544 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)