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GOES-East - Sector view: Northern Atlantic - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0350 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0350 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0400 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0400 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0410 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0410 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0420 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0420 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0430 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0430 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0440 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0440 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0450 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0450 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0500 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0500 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0510 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0520 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0530 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0540 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Oct 2020 - 0540 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)

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