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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 11°N - 63°W - near Venezuela

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0526 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0526 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0527 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0527 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0529 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0529 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0531 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0531 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0532 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0532 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0533 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0533 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0534 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0534 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0535 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0535 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0536 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0536 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0537 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0537 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0538 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0538 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0539 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0539 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0541 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0541 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0558 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Oct 2022 - 0558 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)