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4 Feb 2023 - 13:52 EST
4 Feb 2023 - 18:52 UTC

GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1819 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1819 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1820 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1820 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1821 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1821 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1822 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1822 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1823 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1823 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1824 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1824 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1825 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1825 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1826 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1826 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1827 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1827 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1828 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1828 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1829 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1829 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1831 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1831 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1832 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1832 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1833 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1833 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1834 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1834 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1835 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1835 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1836 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1836 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1837 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1837 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1838 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1838 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1841 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1841 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1846 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1846 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1847 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1847 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1848 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1848 UTC

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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 only usable 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)