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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 14°N - 49°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2100 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2115 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2121 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2122 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2123 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2124 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2127 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2128 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Sep 2021 - 2129 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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