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GOES-East - Sector view: U.S. Atlantic Coast - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0926 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0926 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0931 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0931 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0936 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0936 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0941 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0946 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0951 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0956 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1001 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1006 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1011 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1016 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1026 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 1026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

About Nighttime Microphysics

Nighttime Microphysics RGB The distinction between low clouds and fog in satellite imagery is challenging. While the difference between the 10.4 and 3.9 μm channels has been a regularly applied product to meet aviation forecast needs, the Nighttime Microphysics (NtMicro) RGB adds another channel difference (12.4- 10.4 μm) as a proxy to cloud thickness and repeats the use of the 10.4 μm thermal channel to enhance areas of warm (i.e. low) clouds where fog is more likely. The NtMicro RGB is also an efficient tool to quickly identify other cloud types in the mid and upper atmosphere.

• For more details, see the Nighttime Microphysics RGB Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.41 MB)