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

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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1621 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1626 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1631 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1636 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1641 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1646 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1646 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1651 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1651 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1656 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1656 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1701 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1706 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1711 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1716 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1721 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1726 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1736 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1756 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1801 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1806 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1811 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1816 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Feb 2023 - 1816 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)