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

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0036 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0041 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0156 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0201 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0206 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0211 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0216 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0226 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0231 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0236 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 03 Dec 2022 - 0236 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)