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GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Plains - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2326 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2331 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2336 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2346 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2351 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2356 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Jul 2022 - 2356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0001 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0006 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0011 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0016 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0021 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0026 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jul 2022 - 0026 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)