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GOES-East - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1721 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1726 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1731 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1736 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1741 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1746 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1751 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1756 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1801 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1806 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1811 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1816 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1821 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1826 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1831 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1836 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1841 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1846 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1851 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1856 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1901 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1906 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1911 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1916 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jun 2021 - 1916 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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