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GOES-East - Sector view: Upper Mississippi Valley - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Feb 2023 - 2351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Feb 2023 - 2351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Feb 2023 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Feb 2023 - 2356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0026 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0031 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0036 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0041 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Feb 2023 - 0046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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 only usable 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)