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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 17°N - 57°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1447 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1449 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1450 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1451 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1452 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1453 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1454 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1456 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1459 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1503 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1504 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1505 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1506 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1507 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1510 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1512 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1513 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1514 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1515 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1516 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1517 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1524 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1525 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1526 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1528 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 20 Sep 2019 - 1529 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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