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

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0756 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0801 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0806 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0811 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0816 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0821 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0826 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0831 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0836 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0841 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Oct 2020 - 0841 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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