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GOES-West - Sector view: U.S. Pacific Coast - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0540 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0550 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0600 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0615 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0615 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0630 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0645 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0645 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0715 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0715 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0745 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0815 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0845 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0900 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0915 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0915 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 0945 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1015 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1015 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1045 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Oct 2020 - 1115 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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