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

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1540 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1550 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1620 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1620 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1630 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1640 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1640 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1650 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1650 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1700 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1710 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1740 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 1740 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)