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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 11°N - 20°W - Near Unidentified

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1228 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1228 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1229 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1231 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1232 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1234 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1235 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1236 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1237 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1238 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1241 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1242 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1243 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1244 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1245 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1246 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1247 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1248 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1251 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1252 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1255 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2022 - 1257 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)