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GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Plains - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1501 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1506 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1511 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1516 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1521 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1526 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1531 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1536 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 May 2022 - 1536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

About Day Cloud Phase

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 onlyusable 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)