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GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0506 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0511 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0516 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0521 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0526 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0531 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0536 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0541 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0601 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0611 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0616 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0621 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0626 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0631 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0641 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0646 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0656 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0656 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0701 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0706 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0711 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0716 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Jul 2022 - 0721 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)