NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
23 Jan 2022 - 20:40 EST
24 Jan 2022 - 01:40 UTC

GOES-East CONUS - Day Cloud Phase

1 hour loop - 12 images - 5 minute update

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  

  
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0036 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0036 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0041 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0041 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0131 UTC
 

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)