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GOES-18 Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 119°W - Near Mono County, CA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1139 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1145 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1145 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1147 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1147 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1148 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1148 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1149 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1149 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1152 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1152 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1153 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1153 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1154 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1154 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1155 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1155 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1157 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1157 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1158 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1158 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1159 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1159 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1200 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1200 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1201 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1202 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1202 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1203 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1203 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1204 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1204 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1205 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1205 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1206 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2022 - 1206 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)