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

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1026 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1031 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1036 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1046 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1051 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1101 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 15 Apr 2021 - 1121 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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