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GOES-18 Full Disk - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0200 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0200 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0210 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0210 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0220 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0220 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0230 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0230 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0250 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0250 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0300 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0300 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0310 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0310 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0320 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0320 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0330 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0330 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0340 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0340 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0350 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0350 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0400 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 14 Aug 2022 - 0400 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)