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GOES-East - Sector view: Gulf of Mexico - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 30 Jan 2023 - 2151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid

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)