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GOES-East Full Disk - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1540 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1540 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1550 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1550 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1600 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1600 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1610 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1610 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1620 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1620 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1630 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1630 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1640 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1640 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1650 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1650 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1700 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1700 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1710 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1710 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1720 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1720 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1730 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 26 Jul 2021 - 1730 UTC
 

About Nighttime Microphysics

Nighttime Microphysics RGB The distinction between low clouds and fog in satellite imagery is challenging. While the difference between the 10.4 and 3.9 μm channels has been a regularly applied product to meet aviation forecast needs, the Nighttime Microphysics (NtMicro) RGB adds another channel difference (12.4- 10.4 μm) as a proxy to cloud thickness and repeats the use of the 10.4 μm thermal channel to enhance areas of warm (i.e. low) clouds where fog is more likely. The NtMicro RGB is also an efficient tool to quickly identify other cloud types in the mid and upper atmosphere.

• For more details, see the Nighttime Microphysics RGB Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.41 MB)

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