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

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2206 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2211 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2216 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2221 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2226 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2231 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2236 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2241 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2246 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2251 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2256 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2301 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2301 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)