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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 12°N - 56°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2230 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2231 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2232 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2233 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2234 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2235 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2236 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2237 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2238 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2239 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2240 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2241 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2242 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2243 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2245 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2246 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2247 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2248 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2248 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2249 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2249 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2250 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2250 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2251 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2252 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2253 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2254 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2255 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2255 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2256 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2257 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2258 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2258 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2259 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Feb 2020 - 2259 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)

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