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

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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1401 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1406 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1411 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1416 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1421 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1426 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1431 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1436 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1501 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1506 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1511 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1516 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1521 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1526 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1531 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Feb 2023 - 1531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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 only usable 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)