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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0416 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0421 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0426 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0431 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0436 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0441 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0446 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0451 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0456 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0501 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0506 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0511 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Aug 2021 - 0511 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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