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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 13°N - 97°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1530 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1531 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1532 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1533 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1534 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1535 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1536 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1537 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1538 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1539 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1540 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1541 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1543 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1543 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1546 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1547 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1550 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1554 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1555 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1556 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1557 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1558 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Jun 2021 - 1559 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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