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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 - 28 Oct 2021 - 1551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1601 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1606 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1611 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1616 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1621 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1626 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1631 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1636 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1641 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Oct 2021 - 1646 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)

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