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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 57°N - 170°W - St. Paul Island, Bering Sea

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1715 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1715 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1716 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1716 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1717 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1717 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1718 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1718 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1719 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1720 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1721 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1722 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1723 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1724 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1725 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1726 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1727 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1728 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1729 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1730 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1731 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1732 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1733 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1734 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1735 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1736 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1737 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1738 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1739 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1740 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1742 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1742 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 1744 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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