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GOES-East - Sector view: Tropical Atlantic - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0150 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0200 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0200 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0220 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0220 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0230 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0230 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0240 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0250 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0250 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0300 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0300 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0310 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0310 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0320 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0320 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0330 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0330 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0340 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0340 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0350 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0400 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0400 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0410 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0420 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0420 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0430 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0440 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0450 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0500 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0500 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0510 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0520 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Oct 2020 - 0540 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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