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

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0021 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0026 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0031 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0036 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0041 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0046 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0051 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0056 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0101 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0106 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0111 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0116 UTC
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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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